Friday, July 7, 2006

Microsoft and ODF

"Company to sponsor open source project for Open XML-ODF file translation to deliver more choice for government customers and their constituents," said Microsoft.

It is nice to see Microsoft mentions OpenDocument Format (ODF) like this.

This is the open source ODF Converter project called " ODF Add-in for Word 2007."

Here is a collection of news about it.

- welcomes Microsoft's tentative moves towards OpenDocument

- Microsoft Expands Document Interoperability

- Microsoft dragged into accepting ODF

- Microsoft Backs Open Document Format

- Microsoft to develop ODF tools for Office suite as open source

- Microsoft to Support OpenDocument

- Microsoft Bows to Pressure to Interoperate with ODF

- Microsoft bends on OpenDocument,2000061733,39262426,00.htm

- Microsoft bows to the demand for OpenDocument.

And Japanese news.

- MS funds ODF converter open source project,2000056020,20162467,00.htm
- MS Office supports OpenDocument
- Microsoft Office can use OpenDocument files -- Plug-in developed,2000056195,20106590,00.htm
- MS announces MS Office supports OpenDocument -- Prototype Add-in released