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Re(4): Disingenuous weaselspeak

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 24, 2007 11:06 PM
Microsoft have tried to use the fledgling Gnumeric implementation of DOCX support in their favour, and were very widely rebuffed. They can't use GNOME's participation in ECMA TC45-M as support for OOXML because we'll bring a tonne of pain into their world as a result. The only group that has made this an issue of "GNOME supporting OOXML" is a particularly noisy and ill-informed subsection of the community. That's disappointing, and in itself does more to help Microsoft than anything GNOME has done. But that's okay, we're still rocking. :-) -- Jeff Waugh


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