Taking Microsoft's ODF Plugin for a Spin... Splat (Groklaw)
Posted Jul 20, 2006 22:14 UTC (Thu) by azhrei_fje
Parent article: Taking Microsoft's ODF Plugin for a Spin... Splat (Groklaw)
The quote above is a bit derisive, IMHO.
While I'm right there with you concerning how they have access to the
source code, something like a document format is NOT easy. Just look at
how long it took OOo to be able to read and display Word documents in a
reasonable way. (I wasn't having much luck up until about OOo 1.9, the
beta for 2.0.)
Of course, it's easy to fault Microsoft -- I do it all the time -- but
doesn't seem like the best way to spend our energy at this point.
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