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Microsoft: IBM masterminded OOXML failure
Responding to requests, Microsoft will sponsor open-source project to build translators between older office formats and Open XML.
Microsoft and the OOXML standard-setting process was tainted by corruption. Apparently, this corruption is the norm, not an aberration, in some of these countries.
OOXML is likely to win eventually. Sad....
Open Office XML (OOXML) is taking the standards-setting process to new lows....
Microsoft is at it again, this time misrepresenting the money to be made in Sharepoint versus open source and in its OOXML efforts. The bozometer is at "High."
Mixed reactions for the OOXML converter from MIcrosoft.
So, just what does the Office Open XML Converter convert?
Microsoft debuts an official OOXML (Word 2007) converter for Mac OS X, but there is no macro support yet, and a converter for Excel/PowerPoint won't be released until this Summer.
Microsoft wants to have it both ways on its open-source TCO study, but that's not as incoherent as it first seems.