Microsoft is trying to push their inferior OO-XML office file format specification as a standard. The existing ODF office file format standard is superior and is already implemented by all major office suites (except by MS Office). The OO-XML specification has big problems and is designed to be hard to implement. For example to be able to implement “autoSpaceLikeWord95” or “useWord97LineBreakRules” you would have to reverse-engineer these proprietary applications.
Sign the petition and say NO to OO-XML.
More reasons why you should sign the petition against OO-XML :
- The Formula for Failure
- MS-OOXML conversion hoax
- The Inquirer on MS-OOXML and ODF
- Microsoft probably can’t answer these questions to everyone’s satisfaction.