Bhartiya writes: For ages I have been convincing people to switch from close source to open source, from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. I have been telling people to ditch the controversial docx format and adopt .odt only to find myself in an embarrassing situation, thanks to Google.

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11 years 26 weeks 7 hours 59 min ago



This seems to make for a really disturbing trend. I had always initially assumed that Google would support open formats, but I'm beginning to feel that this assumption was a mistake.

ODF is a great format; it's a shame that OOXML got the shift in focus of attention, and Oracle started acting shady about supporting it in Microsoft Office by charging $90 for a plugin.

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