Monday, October 29, 2007

Former OpenDocument advocates bolt for W3C standard | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

Timely reality check; check the full article for more details

Adding a twist to a high-stakes conflict over document formats, some advocates for OpenDocument, or ODF, are abandoning the standard in favor of the World Wide Web Consortium's Compound Document Formats standard.

The reason? Technical limitations in sharing ODF files with Microsoft Office applications.

"We can't meet our market requirements with OpenDocument," said Gary Edwards who started the OpenDocument Foundation last year. "The truth is OpenDocument was never designed to meet market requirements."

Former OpenDocument advocates bolt for W3C standard | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

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