Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On Dec 30, 2010, at 18:27 , 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.

I've read a lot of points of view in this thread, and received a lot of information.  For example, 
I didn't know that the docx format was supposed to be MS's open document format.  I just thought it 
was the latest update to MSO making everyone update to keep abreast.  So much for my knowledge of 

As regards Larry's comment, I endorse it.  Read is right, write is wrong.

Regarding the different pov's of posters about the advisability or not of writing docx, sometimes 
you've just got to take a stand, no matter what.  It's a case for the marketing guys, not the 

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.