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 segedunum on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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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

DCOP was written because CORBA was a God-awful mess, and judging from the usage of Bonobo in Gnome, that was the right technical decision. DBUS is a direct descendant of that thinking.

Imposing a format over the user needs doesn't makes free software better than MS, simple as that.

Users don't care about formats. They open a file, it opens and they work with it.

anything you put for push your agenda in the users trougth just makes you the same or worse than MS.

All we want is a format that everyone can reasonably implement and use. I don't think that's unreasonable.

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