Saturday, September 03, 2005

Microsoft must drop its Office politics - ZDNet UK Comment:
"Expect these issues to be fully worked over in the near future. But whatever the outcome, Microsoft has a very simple path open to it it could include OpenDocument compatibility in its software. It won't, for reasons detailed by Brian Jones, a program manager on MS Office. These boil down to 'we do more than you can and you'll never catch up, so why should we let you try?', which either shows a stunning lack of appreciation of how open standards work in the real world, or visceral fear caused by understanding this all too well."

And here I thought Microsoft was becoming a cool company!