Friday, July 13, 2007

Brian Jones: Open XML Formats : Open XML timeline

Useful counter-ODF-FUD reality check -- timeline starting in 1998 in the parallel developments of ODF and Open XML. 

I posted on this earlier in the year, but I thought it was worth repeating, as I've seen a number of threads lately that question why Microsoft originally created Open XML rather than going with ODF. As you'll see from the timeline below, both formats were actually developed in parallel, and had very different design goals.

Brian Jones: Open XML Formats : Open XML timeline

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