Forrester blog: Can Anyone Be Objective About OOXML? You Can!

Interesting perspective in the ODF / OpenXML discussion over on the Forrester Blog :

… Do we need an open file format standard? ABSOLUTELY! We’ve published in the past why enterprises need an open file format standard to address longevity concerns. And I believe having an open file format will lead to greater innovation. Just imagine the new tools and applications that can be developed knowing that the mountains of information captured and stored in documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other office documents could be accessed and manipulated through supported and adopted standard means. …


  • IBM has a vested interest NOT seeing OOXML adopted as an ISO standard.
  • Microsoft Office 2007 needs OOXML.
  • Without ODF as the leading standard, Sun and have little to stand on.
  • Don’t assume what’s best for IBM, Microsoft, Sun, or other vendor is best for you.

Source: Can Anyone Be Objective About OOXML? You Can!
Author: Kyle McNabb
Date originally published: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 23:38:06 GMT