Microsofts Anti-ODF Battle Continues
Microsoft is continuing to push for its OpenXML "standard" over OpenDocument Format on two new fronts.Microsoft is far from done trying to convince people that its OpenXML is an "open" standard thats every bit as good as the OpenDocument Format. In its latest moves against ODF, Microsofts Bill Gates, speaking at the Microsoft Office System Developers Conference, announced that the company has joined with 39 other organizations to form the Open XML Formats Developer Group. According to Gates, this group is for organizations that are committed to supporting the Office OpenXML format. The Microsoft-owned site is run by Doug Mahugh, a Microsoft "technical evangelist."
Microsoft claims that Apple, Intel and numerous Microsoft partners and resellers, such as InterKnowlogy and The Computer Solution Company, have joined the OpenXML group.