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Ryan Jendoubi wrote:

On 16/04/11 07:09, aqualung wrote:
It could be risky for them to reveal much while the situation
is in flux. At the same time there are hundreds of thousands of users who
are probably quite anxious to find out what's in the cards for their
preferred office software.

I thought ODF was meant to free people from software lock-in? ;-)

Well, it does. If Microsoft dies tomorrow,  billions of Word and Excel files
are left in limbo. In theory, the proprietary file format could be buried
with the company.

If both LibreOffice and OpenOffice die, it will be easy for a successor to
pick up where they left off... in the interim, however, there would be some
anxiety so let's hope this never happens.

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