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 Hiev on Mon 26th Nov 2007 00:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

The biggest mistake is running around supporting other peoples' formats when you don't need to.

Those formats you call are going to be the dominant, you want it or not, you don't like it I can see that, but your patological behavior is just to think people should want what you want anyway.

The reason why the non-Microsoft world is in this mess is because we've all had to play these games with formats. It's about time it ended.

And you end it slowly step by step, because right now no one has the power or resources to kill it and one time period.

Want to keep playing the same "lets hate MS and hide our heads deep in our sorrow"?, fine I wont.

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by segedunum on Mon 26th Nov 2007 11:17 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Those formats you call are going to be the dominant, you want it or not, you don't like it I can see that, but your patological behavior is just to think people should want what you want anyway.

How do you think Microsoft got their formats as to be as dominant as they are now? They didn't do it by saying "Oh, Lotus and WordPerfect formats are dominant, so why bother?"

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by Hiev on Mon 26th Nov 2007 14:15 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

They did with its monopoly, and even if ODF gets standar MS with its monopoly will be pushing its own format, lets put and example: the www standars are there, do you see them as the dominant format?, or do you see Internet Explorer twisted and low quality implementation as the dominant?

But you are blinded by choise and not for rational reasons anyway.

Edited 2007-11-26 14:16

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