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Microsoft publishes 'incomplete' OOXML specs

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zdnet.com.au: The Word, Excel and PowerPoint file format specifications were published on Friday, together with details of an open-source Office binary-to-Office Open XML (OOXML) translator project. However, the file format specifications were criticised as being incomplete by third-party OOXML developer Stephane Rodriguez.

Expect OpenXML win for Microsoft at ISO

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Dana Blankenhorn: It’s the nature of the system, admits Andy Updegrove, legal advisor to the Linux Foundation. The format of Microsoft Office will likely become an official International Standards Organization standard at the end of this month.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Hitting Microsoft Where It Hurts

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linuxinsider.com: The real battle between Microsoft and Google -- now in conflict over Microsoft's US$44.6 billion bid for Yahoo -- ultimately isn't over search. Search is the source of Google's revenue and its growth. However, it's pouring that money into things that scare Microsoft even more.

Will the real monopolist please stand up?

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Mary Jo Foley: In this corner we have Chief Legal Officer for Google, with a statement warning that if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo, it will be the end of openness and innovation on the Web. And in this corner General Counsel for Microsoft warning that a world without a MicroHoo will be a world without true competition on the Internet.

Also: Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says

Microsoft faces possible rival bid by NewsCorp for Yahoo

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tech.blorge.com: News Corp. and Yahoo have been mulling over a merger (of Yahoo and MySpace) since the middle of last year. But the deal back then had News Corp. selling off MySpace in exchange for 25% of Yahoo’s stock. Now the roles have been reversed.

The Why Behind Microsoft's OSS Strategy?

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Linux Today: When Sam Ramji, Director of Platform Technology Strategy and the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft, describes his company's open source strategy, I believe him. Every word.

More MS/Yahoo! Headlines

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  • Microsoft-Yahoo deal will pass antitrust muster, say analysts

  • Analysis: Microsoft-Yahoo merger won’t dethrone Google
  • Will Open Source World Welcome Microsoft-Yahoo Combo?
  • Microsoft downgraded to neutral at Pacific Growth Equities
  • Yahoo! shares soar after $44.6bn Microsoft bid

Yahoo! buy would give Microsoft ownership of open source e-mail, projects, code. Ugh

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Paula Rooney: Let’s forget about search for a moment, and Microsoft’s obvious need to buy a leading online company or face extinction. Microsoft’s buy of Yahoo would give the Redmond, Wash company control over a top open source e-mail company, open source projects and an open source infrastructure. So this deal would put Microsoft directly into the open source software business.

Also: What happens if Microsoft buys Yahoo?

Microsoft's Jekyll and Hyde moment with open source

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Matt Asay: Last night I finished reading Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's not unlike the opportunity and struggle that Microsoft has before it. As with any company, Microsoft brims with both good and bad intentions, as variegated as the employees and financial pressures placed upon it.

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