CNN/Money: The Geek who Took on Microsoft
May 25, 2006, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"In the early morning hours of May 3, a dramatic piece of news
out of Geneva began caroming through the online world: At long
last, Microsoft's lock on the $9 billion office-application
business was facing a challenge.
"The development? An esoteric international standards body had
approved a new file standard--called OpenDocument format, or
ODF--for saving office documents..."