Microsoft's draft Open XML straitjacket arrives

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Have A Nice Cup of Tea, May 20, 2006.

  1. http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS8293440061.html

    "" Andrew Updegrove ... points out, the level is so high, that if Open XML
    became a standard, 'only clones can be built, which is good for
    interoperability, but death to innovation.' ...

    How extreme is the level of detail? Brian Jones, a Microsoft Office
    program manager, cites 'the documentation for the simple type "ST_Border"
    which starts on page 1617 ... shows a list of almost 200 legacy border
    patterns that you can apply to objects in a Word document.' ""

    And that is just the FIRST DRAFT!


    Have A Nice Cup of Tea

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    2/ "Shared source" is a poison pill. Open Source is freedom.
    3/ Only the Windows boxes get the worms.
     
    Have A Nice Cup of Tea, May 20, 2006
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