Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 22:53 UTC, submitted by Remy Chi Jian Suen
Editorial So, Microsoft submits 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, all licensed under the GPL. Microsoft, who considers Linux a great threat, and once called the GPL a "cancer". Opinions on this one are flying all around us, but what does Linus Torvalds, Linux' benevolent dictator, think about all this?
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PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

You ought to consider some viewpoints not derived from Groklaw or the NoOOXML crowd. OpenXML is not a perfect standard, but it's quite usable and specifies almost all constructs you will see in a conforming document. On what basis do you think the standard is "unusable even by Microsoft?"

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redbeard Member since:
2006-03-11

Please identify a product that has implemented the the standard including MS? When will MS have a compliant product released 2011? Why are they making changes to the standard that ignores what was agreed upon in the final standard?

How do you implement a standard that says do X like Word 95 does?

BTW I think MS Word 2003 is the best word processor out there (I want my old menus back in 2007 and it would move to 1st) so I don't just hate MS, just the way they do business in a lot of areas

Edited 2009-07-24 18:01 UTC

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Why are they making changes to the standard that ignores what was agreed upon in the final standard?

They can do that, as well as Google does with HTML standars, make changes firts and commit them to the commite later, that's an usual practice.

If the change is never commited then that change cannot be considered a standar.

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