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GNOME Foundation defends OOXML involvement

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.71.43.190] on November 24, 2007 07:38 PM
So let me get this right, the GF reckons we need to participate in the OOXML standardisation process purely so that it makes it easier for us to interoperate with Office in the future? But MS have admitted that they will never implement OOXML as defined in the standard in Office. So what good will it really be? It's only a smokescreen for MS to hide behind when governments start asking the hard questions about openness and durability, and we shouldn't be contributing to their lies and deceptions in this way.

John.

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