Shuttleworth: Emerging consensus in favour of a unified document format standard?
Posted Aug 14, 2007 17:42 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore
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I think the history of MS is pretty clear on such issues, if at first they
don't succeed in getting their way, they just manipulate the process
until they do get their way. -Or- they retreat from the field and try
again another day.
Or the may do something similar to what happened with HTML. They'll claim that they're adopting ODF, but they'll add a ton of undocumented proprietary extensions without going through the normal process for updating the standard. When challenged, they'll claim the extensions are needed to add features from Office that the standard doesn't support, and argue that they had to add them that way because the official change process can't keep up with the pace of development.
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