[Discussioni] Analyst: MS Office Formats Not Open
Bud P. Bruegger
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Mar 1 Feb 2005 17:39:03 CET
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Kriss [State of Massachusetts] said that Microsoft has "made
representations to us recently they are planning to modify that license,
and we believe, if they do so in the way that we understand that they have
spoken about (we will leave it obviously to them to describe exactly what
they are going to do), it is our expectation that the next iteration of the
Open Format standard will include some Microsoft proprietary formats."
Microsoft chief XML architect Jean Paoli clarified his company's position
<http://www.microsoft.com/office/xml/janletter.mspx>in a letter, stating,
"We are acknowledging that end users who merely open and read government
documents that are saved as Office XML files within software programs will
not violate the license."
"That's a far cry from open standard or really open format, as it is more
typically used," says Wilcox.
"There is huge -- as in truly outrageous -- PR advantage for Microsoft
here. Remember that under the Commonwealth's new definition, some
proprietary formats can be deemed 'open format.' It would be a huge PR coup
for Microsoft to be able to tag its proprietary file formats as open."
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