some issues with Microsoft's Open Specification Promise.
"Here's an issue that affects everyone, not just FOSS developers, as explained by
the Free Software Foundation South America in a long discussion of OOXML and why NBs should not approve it:
It carries a number of dependencies on earlier Microsoft decisions, not all of which are part of the already-huge specification, and Microsoft's promise covers only fully-compliant implementations. But Microsoft Office isn't fully compliant with the OOXML (Office Open XML) specification, therefore those who seek interoperability with Microsoft's software won't be covered by its promise.
Eek. I understand that to be saying that there are gaps in OSP coverage. You'll get documents you can't legally open unless you are using Microsoft's software, because the extensions found in Office but not in OOXML proper, so to speak, are not covered.
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