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 Hiev on Sun 25th Nov 2007 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev
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2005-09-27

DBUS is very heavily inspired by DCOP

Tha'ts what KDE developers say, but is not true, lets say they just say it to sleep well, but DCOP was a mess by it self that needed to be rewrited, hey, I wasn't me who says so, read the DCOP mailing list.

That's all that's at issue here: OOXML -> ODF to make sure we have a sustainable format.

Imposing a format over the user needs doesn't makes free software better than MS, simple as that. The developer task is put the funcitonality and let the user to deside what is better for him, anything you put for push your agenda in the users trougth just makes you the same or worse than MS.

Edited 2007-11-25 21:47

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