[odf-discuss] Miguel on OXML
Lars D. Noodén
lars at umich.edu
Thu Feb 1 12:29:41 EST 2007
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Carlos Moffat wrote:
> Geesh. You can say somebody is part of a "FUD Team", not provide any
> proof, and then say proof is impossible to acquire.
No. I have offered the grounds for my suspicion, accept it or not it,
ignore it or not:
1) The content, structure, and timing of his post
2) in conjunction with the *general* knowledge one must have of
applications, dataformats, and interoperabiligy to participate in
projects like Gnumeric (he should have known better)
3) occasional past statements, on cue, in support of MS unpopular
> He still contributes to Mono, ...
I have avoided mentioning mono because there are many strong opinions on
Since you bring it up, I mention that it was a factored in as an element
weighted against him:
I see Mono as a high-risk, zero-yield time sink which *detracts* not only
from open source but also from computer-related activities in general.
To over-generalize for the sake of brevity: .NET is not defined nor will
be usable, and a reverse engineering of it will be even less. If it ever
gets close to completion Bill can either move the goals posts by changin
the specs, or simply take him to the cleaners in court over "intellectual
property" issues. Now that Java is open sourced, which was inevitable,
there is no reason even for C#.
It's my opinion and it is pointless and irrelevant to debate my conclusion
about Mono. I bring it up because you mention it and my *conclusion* is a
factor in my decision.
There is enough to deal with regarding Ecma 376. My point is that not
that there are errors, half-truths, misinformatino and disinformation in a
single MS developers posting, but that they appear in similar ways on cue
from conduits, intermittent and otherwise, for the MS party line.
Ensure access to your data in the future
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