OpenOffice

Novell Boosts OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office Interoperability

Novell today announced that the Novell edition of the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite will now support the Office Open XML format, increasing interoperability between OpenOffice.org and the next generation of Microsoft Office.

VBA in OpenOffice. Do you celebrate or scrutinize further?

Many people celebrated the inclusion of VBA support in Novell's version of OpenOffice. If you read between the lines, Novell is now putting what MS paid for in retrospect! While I can not confirm it, I am positive that VBA is very proprietary. MS might have loosened the conditions to allow Novell to add its code in OpenOffice but this is a ticking time bomb.