"ODF formats are the international standard so technically MS is not
being standards compliant. This may be very useful if someone where to
sue MS for monopolistic practices."
I think there's a difference between "standards" as declared by computer
developers and societies and "standards" determined by the marketplace. In
the business marketplace, DOC and DOCX are the standard as they are what the
vast number of business users use.
And, in the market place, standards can change. Twenty years ago, the
standard for word processors was WordPerfect (WPD). Over time that changed
to Word, but even then, in the legal profession, WordPerfect held on a
little longer. Now, WordPerfect is a footnote.
MS may not be "standards compliant" but as long as they are the biggest game
in town, what they do IS the standard.
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