[tdf-discuss] Why is Microsoft allowed to use "OpenDocument"?
I am a software developer and using LibreOffice (LO) on a Linux
environment. But sometimes I have to deal with Word-users.
In such a mixed working group I found out that Word doesn't "respect"
the OpenDocument format.
I had a very(!) simple ODT file created with LO. Only text and headings
created with style sheets (german: "Formatvorlage").
Open and re-save that file with word "destroy" the structure of the
style sheets and something more. e.g. "heading 1-3" becomes just
I am sure you know such problems.
I want to understand why it is that way?
I am not so deep in the topic and in the documents about that. But I
think OpenDocument is a well documented and specified standard.
As I described I observed that Word doesn't fit to that standard. But
Word lie to the user and offer to open and save OpenDocument files.
Of course I know why Microsoft software behave like that - destroying
open and free standards.
The question is why is Microsoft allowed to use "OpenDocument" that way?
Isn't there a juristic way to restrict that?
And is the OD-standard really so wishy-washy that the behaviour I
described is fitted by the standard?
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