Taking Microsoft's ODF Plugin for a Spin... Splat (Groklaw)
Posted Jul 21, 2006 17:50 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
In reply to: Taking Microsoft's ODF Plugin for a Spin... Splat (Groklaw)
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>> While I'm right there with you concerning how they have access to the source code, something like a document format is NOT easy.
Of course it is not easy. That is why MSOffice is not really a candidate office suite for those that want or demand ODF support.
Careful! MSFT did change their crufty format for an XML-based one (I'd assume sanely designed this time around). They just didn't dare change the name, as Office is their lifeblood. And they will have to (claim that they) support the legacy format(s) for all eternity, for much the same reason.
Bad point is that OOo, AbiWord et al will have to do the same...
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