ConsortiumInfo: Novell, ODF and Castles in the Sand

“Things are changing very fast in the ODF landscape right now:
Last week, Corel announced it would provide limited support by
mid-2007 for ODF (open, view and edit of text only–but not save),
and greater support for OOXML–presentations and spreadsheets as
well as text. Yesterday, Carol Sliwa at ComputerWorld released a
detailed story on Microsoft’s anti-ODF lobbying in Massachusetts.
Later this week, Ecma will formally vote to adopt OOXML and submit
it to ISO for consideration (expect things to pick up on a number
of fronts when that happens).

“And yesterday, Novell announced that it would support OOXML in
its version of OpenOffice, to a showing of great hostility by many
in the open source community who were already incensed over
Novell’s recent collaboration agreement with Microsoft…”

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