[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma, and what governments (and FOSS?)
should have done
jody at gnome.org
Sat Nov 3 11:01:04 EDT 2007
On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 02:57:22PM +0100, M. Fioretti wrote:
> > It it only by operating through the standardisation process that we
> > get the opportunity to ask questions.
> If we accept to bend over backwards and keep them at the center of the
> universe, you are right, that _is_ the only way.
Until MS decides to release their source code in a way that I can
see it without being forever polluted the only way to get
information about their spec is to ask them.
> > > 3) You (Microsoft) created this mess with existing files, you
> > > clean it up...
> > A wonderful thought, but we're more likely to meet the easter bunny.
> Probably. Thanks for making easier for ODF to become just as concrete
> as the Easter bunny or for, at least, not focusing to strengthen what
> is certainly the lesser evil, if not THE only solution viable in this
> particular moment.
What in the name of <inserty diety> does that statement have to do
with ODF ?? You laid out a request that MS clean up the mess they
had created, effectively requesting reparations from them. As much
as I agreed with the sentiment, it seemed fanciful. ODF had
nothing to do with your proposed punishment of MS.
I have taken part in ODF development, and wrote small portions of
the new formula spec. I've written portions of gnumeric's ODF
filters. Aside from taking up politics, and advocacy, a role
I'd rather see left to others, what would you have me do ?
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