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On 1/2/11 7:49 PM, Craig A. Eddy wrote:

Does it?  And to what degree of compatibility?  Also, this was code that
was brought in from GO-OO which, as you may be aware, was developed by
Novell UNDER CONTRACT TO MS.  No, I'm not hollering FLOSS, here.  I'm
trying to get you to understand that there are copyright and patent
issues here that could embroil LO in legal battles that it really
doesn't need.

OOXML has been cleared from copyright and patent issues by Microsoft itself before entering into the standardization process, as this is a pre-condition of ISO standards. In addition, all Microsoft document formats and related technologies are now fully documented (also those totally proprietary). It looks like many people have not followed the OOXML standardization process.

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