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In case you didn't notice, Apple's latest "office suite" supports Office OpenXML and not ODF. Looks like OpenXML isn't that hard to implement after all.

Posted by guest on August 08, 2007 at 12:18 AM PDT #

Y'think? I think:
\* Apple have implemented the necessary subset for document display and exchange, not necessarily all the questionable parts;
\* Apple's motivation was a key senior exec mandate and I think they had easy access to support;
\* As Apple's implementation is proprietary and they have a special relationship with the IP owner they have none of the rights issues dogging others;
\* Apple has already implemented ODF as a platform feature in Leopard (see TextEdit);
\* If it was easy, Microsoft wouldn't be so late implementing it in their own Mac products.

Oh, and if you want this conversation to continue and not be deleted, please identify yourself, house rules on my blog.

Posted by Simon Phipps on August 08, 2007 at 11:38 AM PDT #

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