Published at LXer:
There is a fascinating article on Groklaw calledSearching for Openness in Microsoft's OOXML and Finding Contradictions. One of the most relevant comments in the article is"So, they plan to be the only one in the Linux world that can actually interoperate with Microsoft. How do you think they will achieve that? By sharing? On the contrary, they already market themselves as uniquely interoperable, which means they get to interoperate and you don't, unless you are their paying customer." There is also the Novell comment,"Only Novell has Microsoft’s endorsement as its partner to drive Linux-Windows interoperability."