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Microsoft's Open XML Project Deemed a Short-Term Fix

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 07-06-2006 Print

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Critics say the installable software plug-ins created by the Open XML Translator project are a stopgap measure that will probably not be acceptable to governments in the long run.

Microsoft's move to set up an open-source project that will allow translation between its Office Open XML format and the OpenDocument Format is a welcome first step, but not a long-term solution to the problem, industry players said on July 6.



 

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