Simon Taylor and Elizabeth Montalbano

Articles by Simon Taylor and Elizabeth Montalbano

Move to open Office could spark tech war

Microsoft Corp. said it would offer its Word, Excel and PowerPoint document formats as open standards, a move that could spark a war with technology rivals over standard document formats. The development comes as a group of technology rivals led by IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. are mobilizing a global effort to push the OASIS consortium's Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) as a global standard format for these kinds of documents.

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