The last few months I have become increasingly annoyed by the disinformation spread about the office formats Office Open XML (OOXML) and OpenDocument (ODF). Especially the enormous amount of poor information about Office Open XML is staggering so I guess a bit of the focus will be on providing information on OOXML.
In what seems to have become format war between IBM, Sun and FOSS vs Microsoft I will try to add that is what I think is a more moderate view on what is really going on with the formats.
In this blog I will try to write about some of the issues that I have come across in the information campaigns about the formats leading up to the standardisation of the Office document formats by ISO.
Is the information I provide biased ?
Yes, it probably will be a bit. At the moment especially OOXML received a lot of unjust criticism and I will certainly try to give a more positive look on OOXML than what is written by the people from IBM and Sun.