[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma,
and what governments (and FOSS?) should have done
abarrio at ffii.org
Sat Nov 3 08:50:09 EDT 2007
On Saturday 03 November 2007 11:41:33 Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > If it is after, then why not make it public that you are not helping with
> > MSOOXML becoming a standard, if it's true that you are not?
> a) This has been said in public, on this list, in response to various
> interview questions, on GNOME mailing lists and even on Slashdot, if
> that even counts.
> b) We've stated that the GNOME Foundation is going to release a statement
> because of all this ruckus (notably caused by the ODF and FLOSS world,
> not Microsoft).
> c) However public we make it, there are those who will disagree (for good
> and informed reasons, or foolish and uninformed reasons). We're not
> going to stop that just by stating our case, as evidenced on this
as difficult is for Gnome to say that you doesn't back OOXML because all
its traps and that the only reason because you have participated in ECMA is
to get out as much needed information as possible?
Could you finally position publicy and so concise and clearly if you back
or not to OOXML as an ISO standard?
Here you have a look of a good example of people, suppossedly with your
same interests, stating this out so clearly:
Key KOffice Developers Talk About KOffice 2 and Open Standards
Half words only help to Microsoft who will use them as they prefer to
interpretate them. Is not a problem of the comunity if criticises half words.
Is a problem of who uses them.
Vice President FFII
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