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On 30 December 2010 20:19, Gordon Burgess-Parker <> wrote:

On 30/12/10 17:27, Larry Gusaas wrote:

I will not support or use LibreOffice
 until it stops helping spread OOXML by enabling writing in this file
format. There is absolutely no need to write in this proprietary format. To
do so is contrary to the principle of using ODF and open source formats.

See the following:

Unless this changes I will strongly advocate in the support groups I
participate the people stay with and not switch to

 OOXML will spread anyway because MS Office 2007 and 2010 use this format
by default. Nothing you can do about it I'm afraid....

And if LibO does not support export to the latest versions of MS Office many
governments and businesses will be less likely to adopt it. Overall that
would be bad for odf. Once odf is in majority use yo can start dictating de
facto standards.

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