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 google_ninja on Sun 25th Nov 2007 01:31 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

This is a common argument. OOXML has not reach anything near a critical mass to make it worthwhile, and it doesn't justify it as an implementable standard or the doctored process it has gone through. Saying that Microsoft has come up with it to so it is inevitable is not a great argument.


MS Office uses it by default. Since it has more market share then everything else put together, I would say that it has long since hit critical mass, and you really need to come up with good reasons NOT to use it, since it is what the rest of the world operates on.

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by KugelKurt on Sun 25th Nov 2007 11:46 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2005-07-06

I'm not sure if MS Office 2007 (earlyer versions don't use OOXML by default) has a higher market share than OpenOffice etc.

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by google_ninja on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:22 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I really don't have the numbers, but I do know that Office 2k7 has been selling real well. The point is moot though, if OOXML doesnt have a bigger market share now, it will over the next few years, unless something completely unexpected happens to the office productivity landscape.

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