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E.U. Will Investigate Micrsoft's Open Document Format
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Msg#: 3656221 posted 11:00 am on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

"... the Commission will investigate whether the announced support of ODF (Open Document Format) in Office leads to better interoperability and allows consumers to process and exchange their documents with the software product of their choice," it said in a statement.

E.U. Will Investigate Micrsoft's Open Document Format [uk.reuters.com]

 

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Msg#: 3656221 posted 12:55 am on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm sorry, but this EU Commission must have better things to do. They've really got a thing for MS don't they? I guess my question is why does this commission think its duty is to add its voice on MS's adoption of a free, open, international standard? I'm sure that there are extenuating conditions involved that I'm not privy to, but this just sounds gratuitous.

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Msg#: 3656221 posted 2:09 am on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think MS needs to make sure that ANY software that goes to ANY place governed by the EU costs about 10 times more.

>>exchange their documents with the software product of their choice,

Umm, software of THEIR choice. Says it all. No one is forcing anyone to buy MS Office, MS Word, etc.

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