[odf-discuss] strategy for ODF migration (was: A story of TIFF)
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Tue Feb 6 07:28:07 EST 2007
On Tue, 2007-06-02 at 13:02 +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 February 2007 12:09, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > I don't think that interoperability has to be perfect,
> > but if those users experience better interoperability swapping HTML /
> > .DOC / some other format, really, what is the point of ODF?
> Asking that question is (probably) why PJ said you are making the arguments
> that microsoft would make.
You need to read a little deeper. Alex is not saying "ODF doesn't
matter". Alex is saying "if you lose interop you lose the whole point of
Why do we care about open standards? Why do we go through all the
trouble of having an organization like ISO, and going through the
standards process? It's all for interoperability. The reason for open
standards is to achieve interoperability. If we migrate to an open
standard but losing interoperability, we miss the whole point.
-- Italian is essentially Spanish as spoken by people not smart enough
to discover America.
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