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linuxgirlie
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Microsoft + Open Document Format Reply with quote

Microsoft has stated that they will support the OpenDocument format in MS Office if there is customer demand:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20051016105739574

Please go and sign the petition here:

http://opendocumentfellowship.org/petition/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Microsoft + Open Document Format Reply with quote

Meh? If the customer demand?
Well Im not a customer.
If thay cant make the desition to support it by them selfs, screw them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll only end up supporting it with a half-hearted effor that'll miss bits out here and there, and call it "buggy", release a service pack for it then think its OK Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, will prolly be something like IE/PNG
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so they may only partially support it, or support it very badly. All the same if we can get m$ to start supporting open formats surely that is a step in the right direction? No doubt they will try and add something in there that makes it different to the open document format but if they can be influenced to support it then it shows even M$ is trying to adopt elements of opensource and all their expensive advertising into the dangers and costs of open source will be wasted. M$ could cause themselves to lose quite a lot of money in counterproductive advertising, surely that is a good thing for everyone else?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt a little silly submitting 2 in the 'How many computers are you responsible for?' bit I guess this was really meant for companies/schools/collages etc.

Every little helps I suppose Rolling Eyes
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