MS forking ODF? They would love to.

By the looks of it, I cannot but feel that MS has found a way to fork the ODF 1.1 to suite their world view of having their product as the only one out there. I have to agree with IBM’s Rob Weir in this post.

One comment

  1. what do you expect?
    This is Microsoft. They are famous for trying to fork or poison standards, and they won’t stop, because it’s not in their interest to stop. Even if they were ordered to conform by a court, the odds are that they wouldn’t, that they would prefer to pay the fines instead. Look at what happened when the EU court ordered them to hand over documentation, they held out for years, and paid the fines.
    I expected that their implementation wouldn’t be compliant, and it wasn’t.

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