[Nottingham] Microsoft challenge

Peter Chang Peter.Chang at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Jul 10 16:36:15 BST 2006

On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Iain Moppett wrote:

> He feels that M$ has become a more open company over the last few
> years and now wants to compete on quality, rather than vendor lock-in.

Erm, is this the same Microsoft that's in trouble with the EU vis-a-vis
vendor lock-in and closed APIs. Latest example is the PR spin on their
'Open XML' to ODF translator project - I quote from the press release:

"The Open XML formats are unique in their compatibility and fidelity to
billions of Office documents, helping protect customers' intellectual

And in what technical way isn't ODF able to do the same (without having to
purchase Office 2007)?

I'll believe when I see it.


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