[odf-discuss] Joining the list to answer questions
ian.lynch at zmsl.com
Thu Nov 1 02:48:14 EDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 01:08 +0100, Alberto Barrionuevo wrote:
> Why you and Gnome cannot wait until March 2008 to officially join to the ECMA
> committee in a way that you avoid disturbing the DIS 29500 balloting,
> resolution and consensus process?
That is a good point. Ok, it might take a little longer but let's face
it, the need for interoperability with OOXML right at this moment is not
at all high. I can't see many people not using Gnumeric because it
doesn't interoperate with OOXML. I can see a lot of people (me for one)
not using gnumeric if it doesn't support odf. Most of the schools I work
with inclined to change to free software find Open Office.org calc
perfectly OK and its Excel filters are good enough for their needs and
almost no-one is yet using Office 2007 in this market and it can export
to .xls anyway.
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