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 KugelKurt on Sun 25th Nov 2007 10:46 UTC in reply to "..."
KugelKurt
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2005-07-06

I think it's a difference if you just write a converter for OOXML or if you join OOXML promotion groups on behalf of the GNOME Foundation.

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by SomeGuy on Sun 25th Nov 2007 19:35 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2006-03-20

Right. In one case, you're implementing a shitty standard that's nearly impossible to support properly.

In the second, you're trying to force MS to produce modify the spec to the point where it's possible, if not quite easy, to implement support for OOXML.

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