The Embrace, Extend, Extinguish of ODF Begins?
May 27, 2008, 15:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"On the same day that I read that the South Africa standards
body has filed an official appeal against the approval of OOXML
with ISO/IEC, I find Patrick Durusau has written the following
outrageous words regarding Microsoft's announcement it will support
ODF, and trust me when I tell you the opening is just a taste:
"The so-called document format standards war between
OpenDocument and Open XML has ended 'not with a bang, but with a
whimper.' Or more plainly stated, Microsoft has robbed opponents of
Open XML of any colorable claim that any war was taking
"Signs the document standards war was entirely fictitious have
been around for quite some time. Where was Microsoft opposition to
OpenDocument in standards bodies such as OASIS and ISO...?"