Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck ... must be a duck.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/techn ... 2soft.html
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, said that by sharing more information, Microsoft would make it easier for others to write Internet programs that tap into personal information on a PC.
Microsoft is also trying to win approval from an international standards body for its new document format, Office Open XML. Microsoft contends its format is “open,” meaning files in the format can be created and read by anyone.