October 26, 2005
Corel confirms OpenDocument commitment. Novell's 'in' too
While Dan Farber was busy getting comment from Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie regarding the chances that Microsoft Office may one day support the OpenDocument Format (ODF), Corel officials were apparently preparing their official response to a report (seen here on ZDNet's Between the Lines) that the company decided to reaffirm its commitment to ODF after originally saying it wasn't ready for prime-time. That report, based on an e-mail to me from OpenOffice.org representative Gary Edwards, was confirmed by another e-mail; this time from Corel's communication manager for WordPerfect Greg Wood. Here, republished with Wood's permission, is what the quotable portion of the e-mail said...