[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma, and what governments (and FOSS?) should have done

Jody Goldberg jody at gnome.org
Fri Nov 2 23:05:38 EDT 2007


On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 09:06:56PM -0400, Pamela Jones wrote:
> It's an issue that came up in the first vote discussions repeatedly. Here 
> is just one example from the meeting in Australia, where the MS 
> representative and CompTIA both mentioned that MS OOXML should qualify 
> because so many others want it and use it.

I'm sorry but I do not follow your reasoning.

MS argues that their vast installed user base of MS Office users
wants a non-binary file format.  How does the existence of Gnumeric
or OO.o relate ?



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