[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma, and what governments (and FOSS?)
should have done
jody at gnome.org
Fri Nov 2 23:55:51 EDT 2007
On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:13:47PM -0400, Pamela Jones wrote:
> Since you don't follow my reasoning, let me show you someone else who
> explains the issue in a way that may be clearer:
> Will GNOME split give Microsoft Open XML standards win?
This is a self inflicted wound. It's not MS that is making this
argument it's you. These stories are appearing _now_ as a result of
this discussion. By worrying that MS may do something, we are
infact handing them a division on a silver platter. If they're
smart, (whatever we think of their ethics, they do have smart people
there) they will avoid weighing on this topic entirely.
The act of inflating a simple technical procedure into 'poison' and
worrying about how MS will spin it has produced exactly the results
it seeks to avoid.
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