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 boblowski on Sun 25th Nov 2007 22:24 UTC in reply to "..."
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You promote free software step by step not with absolutes, all or nothing, black or white. etc.

I don't think many people here would argue with that.

What they do try to say though, I think, is that by moving the discussion to the "OOXML is a fact we have to live with, let's now discuss how to implement it" point, Microsoft has actually managed to frogleap any questions about the politics and business moral behind OOXML, let alone the consequences for actual businesses and organizations using OOXML. And that would be a bad thing.

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