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IBM exec urges OpenDocument adoption

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Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of standards and open source, is urging computer users to pressure software suppliers, company executives and governments to support the OpenDocument format, a standardized file format for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Widespread use of OpenDocument could undermine one way Microsoft keeps people coming back to its dominant Office product, whose file formats are proprietary.

In his blog last week, Sutor urged people to take several actions:

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