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Quote of the day: 'Microsoft Office-centric'

The formation of a committee to standardize Microsoft Office document formats is drawing scrutiny from OpenDocument advocates and others.

In a story about standards body Ecma International's creation of a committee to standardize Microsoft Office document formats--considered a victory for the software giant as it struggles to maintain its stronghold over the productivity application market--an analyst notes that one would expect more openness.

"It's fairly obvious that the specification that they have is very Microsoft Office-centric, whereas you would expect that something that they're trying to make open would be more generic," Gartner's Michael Silver. "It's difficult to divorce the file format from the product." Clickhere for full story.