Microsoft Says It Will Release Binary Office Formats--Which?
Jan 18, 2008, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There's nothing like an EU Commission investigation to get
Microsoft to open up a little, is there?
"Today Brian Jones has two announcements, that Microsoft is
making binary Office formats (.doc; .xls; .ppt) available under the
Open Specification license Promise. 1 You won't have to email them
and be evaluated any more. From what I've heard, the way it worked
was that only companies and governments could get them before. Of
course Jones tells it a different way, as I'll show you. The second
announcement is about yet another translator project, an open
source 'Binary Format-to-ISO/IEC JTC 1 DIS 29500 Translator