Microsoft will add native support to Office 2007 for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) instead of OOXML because of compatibility issues — but Microsoft refuses to admit that ODF has won the document format war.
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The OpenDocument Foundation -- a group whose name and charter would lead one to believe that it was backing the OpenDocument Format (ODF), but which ended up backing a different document format instead -- has closed its doors. Some think the group's passing won't have an impact on Microsoft's campaign to standardize OOXML. I beg to differ.
Microsoft has suffered a setback in its endeavour for Office Open XML (OOXML) to become an alternative to OpenDocument Format (ODF) as a standard of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS).
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