Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Mar 2007 23:08 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft Office program manager Brian Jones, whose work has centered around the Open XML document format, now says the so-called format war with OpenDocument is officially over. The winner, he says, is both. Jones made the statement in a blog post over the weekend following the release by Novell of an Open XML translator for OpenOffice. The plug-in enables the free, open source productivity suite to open documents created in the Microsoft format, as well as saving OpenDocument files into Open XML.
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RE[15]: because they lost...
by nberardi on Thu 8th Mar 2007 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: because they lost..."
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Well if you don't believe me on the ROTOR once being under BSD checkout the Mono news groups. Because ROTOR out days the Shared Source Initiative by Microsoft. And in the year 2002 the only friendly license they could find was BSD.

In addition ROTOR is meant to be the beginning of the building process. ROTOR more specifically mscorlib is the foundation of all the libraries and it definitely is very usable for generating projects and code based purely on it self. ROTOR was never meant to host enterprise level applications, because that is what the .NET framework was there for. ROTOR was to satisfy the ECMA.

Also I brought up ROTOR to refute your false claim about .NET just being a windows wrapper. At the very core of .NET, mscorlib, it is not a wrapper even remotely.

Also it is also funny seeing you jump around a conversation as much as Kerry jump supported the war before he was against it famous like. I and some of my co-workers have been getting a real chuckle at your expense.

You really have made my week by making me laugh. I will not be making any more replies, not because I am running scared or anything you are probably going to accuse me of. Just because I have used you for enough laughs and I want you to walk away with at least some dignity.

Good day and good luck, and laugh a little, hate fills your heart too much and you just become a lonely and angry person.

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