[odf-discuss] Xerox - Future of Documents: ODF, OOXML, UOD
lars at umich.edu
Sat Jan 5 06:38:04 EST 2008
Russell Ossendryver wrote:
> I've been talking quite a bit about the two XML standards competing as
> representation of all "office" application documents (e.g. spreadsheets,
> presentations, and word processing standards) in the future. And, if you
> followed this summer's episodes, the hope is that the industry converges on
> one single format, so that documents really become interchangeable, without
> the need for converters.
Interesting read. The title brings up an unfortunate theme which, is
perhaps an unwitting, repetition of the myth that MOOX is on equal
footing with UOF and ODF. As far as I know, there are no known
implementations of MOOX.
Though is a blog, I often wonder if there is some sort of obligation to
slant pro-MS in titles in magazines. The effect is seen even in blogs.
But other than that, it's quite good that an established document
management giant like Xerox sees the need to transition to a universal
office document format and that ODF and UOF are fairly mature and widely
The closing of the post confuses copyright with software patents. It's
really surprising that even in 2008 so many well educated and
intelligent people cannot tell the difference.
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