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MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML!

http://polishlinux.org

Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 2

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

This is the second chapter in a real-time eBook writing project I launched and explained last week. The following is one of a number of stage-setting chapters to follow. Comments, corrections and suggestions gratefully accepted. All Microsoft product names used below are registered trademarks of Microsoft.

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ODF VS OOXML: Library support shootout

http://commandline.org.uk

How well is ODF and OOXML supported in different languages? I started off by choosing six common languages used by application and Web developers, then I went and looked for what libraries are available for each document format

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Getting the (Share)Point About Document Formats

http://lwn.net

The OpenDocument Foundation was formed in 2005, with the mission "to provide a conduit for funding and support for individual contributors to participate in ODF development" at the standards body OASIS.

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Obama Voices Support for ODF

http://www.eweek.com

The senator promises to put government data online in universally accessible formats if elected.

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OpenDocument and Qt fonts goodness

http://labs.trolltech.com

Lots of goodness has been happening with the Open Document Format. Well, not the format itself, that has been an ISO standard for some time and that kind of implies it gets a bit boring. Fileformats being boring is, much like in governments, a good thing. Boring means stable. And we need a stable Foundation. (bonus points to the people that got the reference ;) )

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Open Document Format gains more support

http://www.edri.org

The first international workshop of Open Document Format (ODF) public sector users took place in Berlin on 29-30 October 2007, hosted by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Open Standards, Open Format - Key to the Future

http://kvtrust.blogspot.com

This paper provides legal implications of formats and explains why it is better to adopt format based on open standards. Guidelines for implementing open formats are also provided.

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Key KOffice Developers Talk About KOffice 2 and Open Standards

http://dot.kde.org

KOffice, the office suite built on KDE technology and in the KDE Communtiy has recently gotten a lot of press, but is still often underrepresented. In this interview, some key KOffice developers tell us about the recent progress of KDE's Office suite, about Open Standards and how KOffice plays an active role in bringing Freedom to users.

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Document Format Dispute Spills into the Open

http://www.eweek.com

The recent decision by the Open Document Foundation to substitute the World Wide Web Consortium's Compound Document Format in place of the format it was set up to promote, the Open Document Format, has sparked a contentious debate over what shape the format should take.

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Lack of standards stifles agility

http://www.infoworld.com

If you aren't happy with the performance of your software, the solution should be simple: Switch to different software. In practice, however, jumping ship is seldom that easy, and vendor lock-in is a reality with which most IT departments are far too familiar.

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What the hell is Ogg Vorbis, and why should I use it?

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"Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented."

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Government Open Source Conference to Feature Open Document Debate

http://www.govtech.com

This year's Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) to be held Oct. 15-16 in Portland, Ore., will close with panelists from Microsoft, Sun, IBM and the OpenDocument Foundation weighing in on Open Document Formats.

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3.2 billion people voted NO and against OOXML

http://www.noooxml.org

Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes...

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Malaysia formally embraces open doc format

http://www.zdnetasia.com

The Malaysian government today announced plans to adopt open standards and the Open Document Format (ODF) within the country's public sector.

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