Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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RE[6]: A good interview
by PlatformAgnostic on Thu 27th Sep 2007 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: A good interview"
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Have you seen Stephane Rodriguez's comments?? He's not exaclty an unbiased or particularly polite commenter. He goes around calling people "bitches."

What you've shown is that there are features in Office which do not fall under the purview of the OOXML standard. So what? If you want to interchange documents, then don't use those features. If you're writing an app which has special processing instructions (say, for instance AppleScript from iWork), you can include your stuff in the container as well without any problems. Can you explain why you think the BIN parts are a problem?

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