News that that the ODF plugin for Windows users will now come at a price, further seals the deal that DocX is to be law of the land. Thanks to Oracle, for making this move and further ensuring that ODF will never again, be available to Windows users looking for an open standards alternative.

No, instead ODF will forever remain something only available to Open Office users. This will likely translate into me further having to rely on proprietary formats, which is unfortunate.

Thankfully, my Office suite has no license keys, does not look like Rainbow Brite threw up all over the place to design a UI, and it supports ODF out of the box. Here’s to hoping that Oracle does not further fall into letting this stuff slide. Something tells me that Open Office is about to lose its support.