Tuesday, May 12, 2009

IBM Wins Pyrrhic Format Battle Over Microsoft | BNET Technology Blog | BNET

More from the never-ending ODF/Open XML saga – check the full article for more details, and read the extensive comments from Gary Edwards for interesting insights on the history of ODF

By releasing a new service pack for Office that includes support for the open document format (ODF), Microsoft appears to be complying with European demands that it play well with others, while putting to rest accusations by IBM that it is still trying to maintain a monopoly over document formats. But forgive IBM for failing to cheer an apparent victory in its long-running document format war with Microsoft; IBM is busy attempting to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, probably because it’s now run out of excuses for failing to capture significant market share against Word and Excel.

IBM Wins Pyrrhic Format Battle Over Microsoft | BNET Technology Blog | BNET

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