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 zaine_ridling on Mon 26th Nov 2007 14:34 UTC
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MS-OOXML is neither a standard nor even an understandable spec. Check out this basic review of it early on:

Eventually I can see Microsoft trying to extract payments for using MS-OOXML somewhere down the road. So let's not even go there.

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