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Well, it is always good to promote ODF, but if you work in a business environment, you cannot get away from MSO's file formats. I create the documents in LO and save my copy in ODF, but I still have to send editable files to some people who's business or agency has not or cannot switch to LO. So for these people/businesses/agencies, I need to send them MSO file formatted documents.

Promote LO and ODF, but you still have to deal with those who have not switched over to LO and/or ODF. Most government agencies [USA] at all levels are not "allowed" to use any other office package but MSO AND are forbidden to install software on their computers, including screen-savers and such. I know of one that will not allow the use of USB devices as well. So, until everyone switches to ODF, we must continue to save some of our documents to MSO formates and send them off to others.

On 04/17/2012 07:50 AM, e-letter wrote:

M$ is allegedly seeking to invest in "interoperability" and open

Perhaps more for 'Groklaw', but isn't this a potential trojan horse to
pollute GPLv3? We will see true "interoperability" only when odf and
openformula become the defaults within m$o. Until then, please avoid
creation of m$ formats using LO and continue to promote odf.

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