ODF Plug-in for MS Office Released

Kudos to the folks over at Sun for the new ODF plug-ins for Microsoft Office. Former colleague Simon Phipps alerted me to them in a post in his blog. Whatever I think about Suns server/hardware strategy, you can’t deny that Sun, under Simon’s direction, are doing some great things with and/for open source. Nice one!

The Plug-ins are here.

1 Response to “ODF Plug-in for MS Office Released”


  1. 1 Simon Phipps July 5, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks, Mark, very much appreciated. The plug-in is a repackaging of OpenOffice.org so in addition to providing access for MS Office users, all improvement ofthe plug-in makes OpenOffice.org better too.


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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I'm an information technology optimist.


I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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