Why OpenDocument Won

David Wheeler has an in-depth essay on Why OpenDocument Won and presents a pretty persuasive argument for OpenDocument.

I still maintain that this is a fantastic opportunity for Microsoft to show that they can develop the best office package for reading and writing the new format. Microsoft went too far in encumbering their Office XML with patents and threats of future licensing, rather than taking the initiative to build the next generation standard.

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