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Re: [tdf-discuss] Why is Microsoft allowed to use "OpenDocument"?


No. The standard is open and thus is encouraged to be adopted by all.


Best,
Joel

On 07/06/2016 05:47 AM, c.buhtz@posteo.jp wrote:
> 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
> "heading".
>
> 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.
> Right?
>
> 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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