[odf-discuss] Gnome Foundation and ECMA
ian.lynch at zmsl.com
Wed Oct 31 19:23:40 EDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 15:58 -0700, marbux wrote:
> On 10/31/07, Pamela Jones <pj at groklaw.net> wrote:
> You know perfectly well I have *not* given Novell a pass. They
> I'm sure, guffaw at the suggestion.
> Got a link? I don't remember you ever giving them a hard time over
> OOXML support. And you somehow forgot to answer about Sun.
> I don't much care what proprietary companies like Apple do and
> don't do.
> I care very much what members of the community do.
> So no problems with you if Apple helps MS develop ODF?
Did you mean OOXML? Personally I'd rather they didn't but I don't think
it kicks up the same emotions as if a NFP focused on software freedom
> Don't I recall you saying several times on Groklaw that you have a Mac
> and have an iPod too? Don't you realize you are subsidizing Apple's
> participation in Ecma?
I fail to see any real link here, you are comparing apples with oranges.
> And how about pushing on IBM to open source its software?
One step at a time :-)
> You did realize that Symphony is OOo 1.1 with a new GUI, didn't you?
> Try running the OOo 1.1 Easter Egg drill on it.
Sure and Apple basically used BSD and then made it proprietary. It's not
a perfect world and some imperfections cause more angst than others
because humans are emotional as well as logical creatures. Personally I
think that is something we don't want to eradicate ;-)
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