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Microsoft Open-Sources Its OOXML SDK

Proprietary Software

Published on 25 June 2014 05:40 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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While Microsoft's Open XML (OOXML) SDK has long been publicly available, today they have finally decided to open-source this software development kit.

The Microsoft OOXML SDK allows for easy reading/writing/manipulating of Open XML documents like DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. For finally benefiting open-source developers, the Open XML SDK was released today under the Apache 2.0 license.

These Open XML libraries can be found hosted on GitHub. More information via MSOpenTech.com.

This work may benefit some open-source document editors / office suite software, with more commentary being available from Michael Meeks' blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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