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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Its a format for MS
by zizban on Sun 25th Nov 2007 01:42 UTC
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The spec includes gems like table like Word95, info only MS has the info to do this correctly, even though its tagged as optional. How much do you bet MS will use these optional elements?

Second, the spec allows for proprietary extensions. Embrace, extend, extinguish. There are a host of problem with this spec.

And further ODF is already approved, an open spec anyone can use freely. MS could implement ODF support in Office, but they just won't.

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