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Why I like Oracle’s $90 ODF Plugin

Rob Weir - An Antic Disposition - There has been a flurry of news articles about Oracle’s price change on their (formerly Sun’s) ODF Plugin for MS Office.  What was previously free (as in beer), at least for individual use, is now sold for $90 and with a minimum quantity of 100.  The broad coverage (ZDNet, BusinessWeek, CNET,  NBC, IDG, etc.)  of this minor story suggests someone was shopping this story around.  I wonder who? At the risk of pouring oil on the fire, let me say that I think this is an exciting development for ODF.  We have three solutions for providing ODF support in MS Office: