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 OpenOffice.org, 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 Almafeta on Sun 25th Nov 2007 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Almafeta
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From the article:

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.


Just the language there is horrible. An "accusation" typically relates to a crime. Describing working with MS technologies with a word whose connotations usually limit its usage to criminal and punishable actions is something the submitter -- or the submission editor -- probably knew about.

Also, in response to the above:

OOXML has not reach anything near a critical mass to make it worthwhile


Microsoft Office.

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