Saturday, June 03, 2006

PDF out of Office

At a Reviewer's Workshop in London this week, MS folks were crowing about how they loved open file formats, and were committed to them. Well they're open to some formats. Despite saying how much they loved open formats, Open Document Format is not one of them. But by comparison, PDF is a really important feature. Then I woke up to a report saying MS is going to remove PDF from Office 12. Well, I guess that means either they now have time to go for OpenDoc, or they're going to have to remove a bunch of slides from their marketing deck, and change some messages ("we love open formats, but only the ones we control and which won't get us sued"). ,p>

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