Linux Foundation To Fight Against Patent Deals

The Linux Foundation members are getting together to fight against the series of patent deals being carried out by Microsoft. First Novell, then Xandros and more recently Linspire have done agreements with Microsoft. It is good that Microsoft is seeking collaboration with Linux vendors, but the underlying reason always seems to be protection from patents that Microsoft claims are infringed by Linux. [Continue]

Open XML And Open Document

Microsoft had created Open XML – a open format for Microsoft Office documents – instead of adopting the existing and widely known ODF. ODF has already been approved as an international standard by the ISO. Existence of two open standards to serve the same purpose for office documents dilutes significance of standards itself. [Continue]



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