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Story: OpenDocument Debate Enters Round ThreeTotal Replies: 0
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May 25, 2006
8:49 AM EDT
1) It is an *ugly* standard, for an incredibly messy format that no programmer in his right mind would put up with; no consensus driven technical (as opposed to political) standards body would find it acceptable. Not up to the quality expected from ISO's J3, for example...

2) It is *still* proprietary, since it provides for the inclusion of MS-Word binaries as BLOBs

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