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Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, October 28 2007 @ 07:02 AM CDT
"Why is it in the interests of Open Source for MS to be forced to disclose their file protocols, but not equally in the same interest for them to be forced to disclose their file format?   The head of SAMBA development (not Andrew, the other one) gave an interview after the recent case, mentioning how it would have been great if MS has standardized their format. I agree with that: in fact, I think *all* technologies related to super-profit industries should be forced to be standardized and RF."

Please, could you put in writing that OOXML describes all MS' earlier formats, that it faithfully describes MS Office 07 output to such an extend that ALL of it can be read and written by other applications and that MS will make sure future versions of Office will indeed use this format or its later versions as their default format. Also we would like a declaration that MS will follow future versions of ISO OOXML in their office suits.

And you work closely with MS people. If you don;t know, why should we trust anyone else.

Winter
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