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 Hiev on Mon 26th Nov 2007 00:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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The biggest mistake is running around supporting other peoples' formats when you don't need to.

Those formats you call are going to be the dominant, you want it or not, you don't like it I can see that, but your patological behavior is just to think people should want what you want anyway.

The reason why the non-Microsoft world is in this mess is because we've all had to play these games with formats. It's about time it ended.

And you end it slowly step by step, because right now no one has the power or resources to kill it and one time period.

Want to keep playing the same "lets hate MS and hide our heads deep in our sorrow"?, fine I wont.

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