Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Chink in the Corporate Armor?

Microsoft Corporation has just over a year to stop a major coup from taking place in Massachusetts.

Sticking to the corporate directive of padding the bottom line, Ballmer and Gates have directed their minions to turn their nose up at the OpenDocument format. Instead of supporting a format built for cooperation and collaboration - Microsoft has decided not to support OpenDocument in its upcoming release of Office 12. Even though the adding of support would be a simple measure, cooperation and interoperability among office software suites is not what Microsoft wants.

But don't hold your breath.

A "donation" here or there to the right political organizations - followed by other incentives such as no or low cost Office licenses may keep Massachusetts divided and conquered by everyone's favorite corporate entity.

Let's check back in 2007.


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