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ODF as an American National Standard

Bob Sutor discusses Microsoft’s recent vote in favor of ODF as an American Standard. He suggests that MS should support ODF, but does not believe they are doing it for anything other than to game the process.

“The press release is a PR stunt, sorry to say. The real message is in the middle where Microsoft tries to advance the case for OOXML. That is, this is OOXML promotion using ODF as the vehicle. I think this is obvious.

“I’m not a cynical person by nature and I tried to watch my tone here, but a stunt is a stunt. I had hoped for better.

“Finally, it’s excellent news that ODF appears to be on the way to being an American National Standard!”

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