Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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RE[3]: A good interview
by Matzon on Thu 27th Sep 2007 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A good interview"
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Well, Novell engineers are working on it, so it's hard to say that anything has been proven, except by the rhetoric of Rob Weir.

have you actually READ the specification? - it's a clear cut case that no-one else but microsoft can implement it compatibly. Why do you think it lost its ISO fast track?
Try reading the Danish no, with comments - it's pretty good actually:

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RE[4]: A good interview
by chrono13 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:00 in reply to "RE[3]: A good interview"
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Thank you very much for that link.

Just counting the "like" specs such as "autoSpaceLikeWord95" and "lineWrapLikeWord6" OOXML is worse than I though.

But it gets really interesting when they actually place provisions in the standard specific to fix or "combat" bugs and help compatibility with older versions of MS Office.

Every single one of those who voted yes either did so corrupted or on the good and reliable word of Microsoft (laugh, it's funny) that this insult to ISO was even an attempt at a standard.

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