Posted by: Anonymous
on November 08, 2007 07:27 PM
Your rant defeats the very point you were attempting to make. I'm actually glad to see Joe call the OpenDocument Foundation's bluff. They are deceivers, constantly getting press that they do not deserve. They have often been quoted as an authority by the computer pubs, who have been snookered by their official-sounding name. They have no official relationship with the ODF bodies, and have not contributed to the ODF format in any tangible way. They advocated the format for personal gain, and when they failed to achieve that gain, they turned traitor. The only reason they get press is because of their name. They thought they could use their vaunted name to unseat the ODF with a vaporware standard. It turns out that their power and influence is itself just vapor.