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AbiWord developers show strong support for OOXML

The winning Google Summer of Code applications for AbiSource have been announced. The AbiWord developers show strong support for the emerging OOXML ISO standard by the selection of 2 winning proposals about improving AbiWord's OOXML import and (currently non-existent) export filters.

This year's winning entries are:

PS. Please don't flame me to death. We don't particularly like or dislike the OOXML format itself. It was a joke. Funny.
Interestingly, we did receive quite a few applications about improving OOXML support, while we got zero OpenDocument related proposals. Apparently the support for the OpenDocument ISO standard isn't strong enough in the F/OSS community to actually make an effort to improve support for it. Even when paid. Food for thought.