Friday, August 17, 2012

How Microsoft was forced to open Office | Open Source Software - InfoWorld

Updates from the parallel universe in which Simon Phipps apparently lives, where ODF is thriving; his Microsoft-bashing is unsurprising, given his career at IBM and Sun, and his role in the open source community, but proclaiming "The triumph of ODF" is beyond surreal
"In those dry words we find echoes of a history lesson that demonstrates the power of open source to create valuable competition and innovation in software markets. File formats may not be the most obviously exciting topic, but this announcement casts light onto two important facts about open source: First, open source software can be the perfect competitive pacesetter. Second, open source innovation provides giant's shoulders upon which others can stand."
How Microsoft was forced to open Office | Open Source Software - InfoWorld
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