EU To Look Into Microsoft Support Of ODF Format

Law360, New York (May 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission on Thursday said it would study a recent pledge by Microsoft Corp. to support the open-source OpenDocument Format in its Microsoft Office software.

The commission welcomed the software giant's Thursday announcement that it would support the new format for its suite of Office programs in order to comply with regulators and rivals, who complained that Microsoft was not obeying its interoperability responsibilities.

But the EC was wary of how Microsoft would implement the format into its program, which already uses a Microsoft-based Open...
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