Microsoft Open-Sources Its OOXML SDK
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 25 June 2014 at 05:40 PM EDT. 28 Comments
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.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Proprietary Software News
Popular News
Trending Reviews & Featured Articles