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Slashdot on File Formats

Slashdot reports on Microsoft Office’s removal of support for certain older file formats.

This is a perfect example of one of the most important reasons to use open data formats: proprietary software makers can cease support for closed formats any time they wish! Only if a file is saved in an open format can it be considered accessible in the future, since it will remain legally and technically possible to build new tools, if it comes to that, to access the archived data.

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