microsoft supporting old edition of ODF

, posted: 31-May-2008 18:23

I'm not sure what to make of Microsoft's recent intention to support Open Document Format 1.1 in their office suite. It appears to be a good thing yet their track record leads me to look for the catch - what are they planning? They've just got their OOXML standard voted through ISO (i'm proud to say New Zealand voted No). Many critics of OOXML see no value in OOXML format because the ODF already exists. There is an existing plugin for ODF within Microsoft Office - originally developed by Sun, who also developed the original Star office that later was forked to become OpenOffice. I don't see the catch -- even though it's an old edition of ODF this appears to be a positive thing -- what am i missing?

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