"When Alan Yates, Microsoft Information Worker Product
Management Group business strategy general manager, first came to
me to say that his company had been railroaded when Massachusetts
voted the OpenDocument office file format (ODF) in, and Microsoft's
Office XML Reference Schema (OXRS) out, one of his original
arguments was that OXRS was getting a bad rap for not being
implementable in open source software. As Yates originally
explained it to me, 'Our license may not be compatible with the
GPL, but it is compatible with many other open source licenses, and
certainly can be used with the OpenDocument license.' However, as
it turns out, 'many' is in the eyes of the beholder..."
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