On 30/12/10 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
See the following:
Unless this changes I will strongly advocate in the support groups I
participate the people stay with OpenOffice.org 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....
However much I dislike the OOXML situation and also dislike the
situation which exists of it being accepted by whatever means in ISO,
it is a fact which exists. A distasteful one. This stage of the game
was not won with our desired objectives, was it?
My objective is to do what I can to spread FLOSS and its use. There
may be battles on the way, some battles will be lost some will be won.
The objective is to win the war.
I am seeing a *lot* of interest from my friends and contacts in favour
of FLOSS. However distasteful, the first or second question my friends
always ask about FLOSS when considering to accept my help to convert
(to say Ubuntu) is 'compatibility?'
I will use and support Libre O as much as I possibly can, however I
will resist the use of OOXML whenever I can, in situations of my own
choosing, where I will not do damage to the cause of FLOSS.
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