Another domino falls

I pointed to the dilemma Microsoft faced in considering whether or not to open up the specifications of its .DOC, .XLS and .PPT standards here.

Well, (courtesy of Slashdot) according to the London Financial Times, Microsoft will be announcing the opening up of these standards on Tuesday.

So that’s nice – thank you Massachusetts, Norway, Paris.

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[…] I reported the triumph of Massachusets mandating open standards for the computer files its government would generate here. Well, for the unititiated, along with various other setbacks for open source software, things seem to be unravelling with various resignations. Microsoft’s proposed standard appears to be winning the day. […]