[odf-discuss] Taking Lock-In to the Next Level
peter.harlow at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 08:33:39 EDT 2007
Just as well to keep an eye on where things might be headed...
"Indeed. That's the point. Steve Ballmer calls it the next big "operating
system" from Microsoft. It is designed to bind enterprise customers to
Microsoft's processes, just as Microsoft is starting to lose its grasp on
file format lock-in. Microsoft could give away its file format lock-in if
it can just get content into its proprietary repository (i.e., SharePoint).
At that point, it won't matter whether the files are JPEG, Open Document
Format or PDF--Microsoft will own that content and, hence, the customer's
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