On 31/12/10 07:07, Larry Gusaas wrote:
You have it backward. If LibO writes in OOXML they are doing Microsofts bidiing. The world is slowly demanding open document formats. By supporting MS proprietary formats LibO is helping to perpetuate their hegemony.If LibreOffice were to write in OOXML it would be supporting MS by giving them another implementation of the current OOXML format. There is also a distinct possibility that LbreOffice would loose credibility within the open source community.
Before anyone spends any more time on LibreOffice writing in the OOXML format I would suggest you read these two articles.
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/04/iso-ooxml-convener-microsofts-format-heading-for-failure.ars From Alex Brown, the convener of ISO's OOXML subcommittee http://www.adjb.net/post/Microsoft-Fails-the-Standards-Test.aspx -- Rob Unsworth -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to email@example.com Archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/ *** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***