Microsoft future versions of OOXML safer

Microsoft has assured coders that its Open Specification Promise (OSP) -- a pledge it won't sue developers using OOXML -- will apply to future versions of the document format.Oliver Bell, Microsoft Asia Pacific regional technology officer, wrote on his blog: "As long as Microsoft participates in the revision process to completion, Microsoft irrevocably commits to […]

Microsoft has assured coders that its Open Specification Promise (OSP) -- a pledge it won't sue developers using OOXML -- will apply to future versions of the document format.

Oliver Bell, Microsoft Asia Pacific regional technology officer, wrote on his blog: "As long as Microsoft participates in the revision process to completion, Microsoft irrevocably commits to apply the OSP to that future version of IS29500 [the OOXML specification]."

"There were concerns the Open Specification Promise would only apply to existing file formats," Sarah Bond, Microsoft's platform strategy manager, said.

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