Re: Regarding OOXML and Microsoft patents

> > True standards can't rely on hidden information (with special agreements
> > that need to be signed with Microsoft for certain parts of OOXML,
> > as has been found in a document Microsoft was forced to disclose in Spain).
> Which information is this?    There have been accusations made about
> this hidden information, but they have turned out to be bogus.
> The closest I have heard of were the OLE tags for embedding OLE objects,
> and those are present in ODF as well.

Update: and also Windows Metafiles, which are not mandatory, they are
used to embed existing images.   

Luckily Windows Metafiles are documented, and there are multiple
implementations of them available.

So it is hardly hidden information.


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