Another take on the recent Burton Group report
The Burton authors released this study “to help catalyze and advance the debate” between OOXML and ODF before the February ISO standards vote, Creese blogged. So, debaters, what’s your take on Burton’s findings?
Reviewing the reader comment/discussion thread following Mary Jo Foley's article, I'm reminded of Hillary Clinton's "Well, that hurts my feelings ... but I'll try to go on" comment, during the recent New Hampshire debate.
I spent 13 years of my career working for Lotus, Groove (long before Microsoft acquired it), and Macromedia. I am very familiar with Microsoft's competitive modus operandi. I also think Microsoft is playing well with others on Open XML, and that a lot of the anti-Microsoft flaming in this context is self-defeating.