I know, it’s old news, but this eWeek article was a refreshing read that I ran across today.
And let say it one more time: OpenDocument is an “open” format. Anyone, including Microsoft, can write to it.
Of course, Microsoft doesn’t want to. The Redmond, Wash., giant makes its billions from locking users into its way of doing things. OpenDocument frees users. If everyone started using OpenOffice for their office documents they could decide, for instance, that StarOffice 8 for, say, $50 is a better deal than Microsoft Office at $500.
I know, I know–it all sounds heretical and conspiracy-theory-ist to suggest that Microsoft might not be the best thing in the world, but come on and smell the 21st century!!