Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Nov 2007 23:31 UTC
Gnome "The GNOME Foundation has issued a statement in response to recent accusations that it has been supporting the acceptance of Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an ECMA standard at the expense of the Open Document Format, the open standard used by, KOffice and other free software office applications. However, whether the statement's attempt at logical rebuttal will do anything to reduce the emotions or altruism behind the criticisms is anybody's guess."
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by Hiev on Sun 25th Nov 2007 00:45 UTC
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Because of this, trying to implement OOXML is pointless.

There is a 99.99% other programs like Qt, OpenOffice, KOffice, etc. will implement it, you want it or not.

Saying is pointless is saying the same of the other projects, so lets waith and see how everyone else implements it and see how pintless it gets.

Of course, the fact that OOXML is implemented for compatiblity reasons doesn't mean it is worthy as standar.

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