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Of Open Standards, Interoperability and Open Source

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June 6, 2009, 12:22 am

Glyn Moody discusses open standards and interoperability: "In fact, this obsession with perfect interoperability misses another crucial point, which is that there will *never* be anything like a perfectly-compatible solution with Microsoft's OOXML, given the 6000 pages of documentation, and the presence of opaque binary blobs. Compared to that situation, ODF is *already* far better, in that there are multiple solutions with good, if not 100%, interoperability."

 

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