Kurt Cagle: "...Not long after this, however, there came a surprise announcement fromthe OpenDocument Foundation. Gary Edwards of the foundation reported toMassachussets that they had just developed (and were in the finalstages of testing) just such a plugin that would work for the mostrecent version of Office … and back as far as Office 97. What thismeans is that anyone using any supported and most legacy versions ofOffice will be able shortly to work with ODF documents in Office, willbe able to save out to ODF and will be able to accurately see any ODFcontent in the same way that they could via Open Office 2.0. The pluginwill be freely available, and because it will work with Word, Excel,etc., people under the various Accessibility acts who use specializedreaders from Office can also use those same ODF documents, one of thebiggest stumbling blocks that the ODF standard had to hurdle."
Nice. If I still used Office or Windows XP, I'd be very happy about this.