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SA companies registrar wants you … to use Internet Explorer

If you take the time to read the South African government’s free and open source software policy (PDF) you’ll find on page three the following commitment: The South African Government will encourage the use of Open Content and Open Standards within South Africa. So, if that is the case, then how come the Companies and [...]

Microsoft's ODF support is broken, says alliance

May 22nd, 2009 | 5 Comments » Tags: , ,

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) Alliance says that “serious deficiencies” in Microsoft’s support for ODF need to be addressed to ensure greater interoperability with other ODF-supporting software.

Microsoft adds ODF support to Office 2007

May 20th, 2009 | 3 Comments » Tags: , ,

In a big step forward for interoperability, Microsoft’s recently-released Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 includes built-in support for a range of additional file formats including the OpenDocument Format (ODF).