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[News] Microsoft Has Another OOXML Patent, Insults Competitors

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Has Another OOXML Patent, Insults Competitors
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 09:59:41 +0000
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File formats, methods, and computer program products for representing presentations 


Microsoft calls Zoho the âFake Officeâ. Zoho responds with fakeoffice.org

,----[ Quote ]
| One of the reason why Microsoft attracts so 
| much bad press is their trash talk. If you 
| follow Microsoftâs recent track record you 
| will see a pattern. It begins with Steve 
| Ballmer or any spokesperson from Microsoft 
| making a disparaging comment about 
| something, usually a competitorâs product. 
| Later the product goes on to become a huge 
| success and those blockheaded comments come 
| around to kick Microsoft on their ass. More 
| often than not, Microsoft ends up eating 
| their own words.


If it ain't broke...

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| The Open Source movement is consistent with 
| a larger democratic proposition that the 
| more that we can all be involved in affairs 
| that concern them, the better off we'll all 
| be. But sometimes the involvement of some 
| people, whose concern is the maintenance of 
| monopoly and control, doesn't serve the 
| great good. Glynn Moody uncovers the 
| sinister results that are threatening to 
| emerge from a committee in Europe in a blog 
| posting titled EU Wants to Re-define 
| "Closed" as "Nearly Open".



Microsoft Patents XML Word Processing Documents

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| "Embrace. Extend. Patent. On Tuesday, Microsoft was granted U.S. Patent
| No.7,571,169 for its 'invention' of the Word-processing document stored in a
| single XML file that may be manipulated by applications that understand XML.
| Presumably developers are protected by Microsoft's 'covenant not to sue', so
| the biggest question raised by this patent is: How in the world was it
| granted in light of the 40-year history of document markup languages? Next
| thing you know, the USPTO will give Microsoft a patent for Providing
| Emergency Data in XML format. Oops, too late."

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