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Re(2): Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Word, round three

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.52.174.5] on September 12, 2007 10:36 PM
Well it sure is much easier to provide proper implementation if the format is open like HTML and ODF. Not to mention it is more accessible to a wider range of implementors because it is really free and not endangered by patents. And another important thing about HTML and ODF is that the formats are developed by cooperation of a large number of companies, organizations and even some individuals. Current closed MS Office formats and the proposed OOXML format fail on all this points and OOXML is just another Trojan horse pretending to be an open format that is going to bring just more lock-in and restrictions and take away freedom from computer users all over the world. This is why it is so important to support OpenDocument Format (ODF). It's fighting for our freedom.

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