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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Well let's see...
by BrendaEM on Sun 25th Nov 2007 14:05 UTC
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2005-11-23

Novell bought Ximian, and Novell has a stranglehold on Gnome, which even supports Evilution shareware integration in Gnome as a top priority, and Novell is friends with Microsoft now--is it any wonder?

I think that Gnome should be fair to not just Novell/MS, but all companies. Gnome should be a level playing field--not one that is stacked for one company more than another.

Gnome foundation's only respectful position is to say no to OOXML support.

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