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Old 07-07-2006, 04:54 AM   #1
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LXer: MS: OK. OK, we'll set up an "OS" project to build an ODF killer. Er, we mean translator.


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Now that others have built a translator for ODF/Open XML interoperability after the Commonwealth of Massachusetts put out a call for one, Microsoft announces it would like to sponsor an "Open Source" project to build one of its own. What need is this filling? I'd say Microsoft's need to stay in the game. Can there be any other reason to duplicate work that has already been done?

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