"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."
LibreOffice needs to rise above this pettiness and support ALL major,
and many, if not most minor file formats!
Yes, I disagree with OOXML but realize that it is a file format that IS
being used throughout the world. Refusing to write or read the format
brings us down to the level of Mickey$oft, or even worse!
I support and encourage the Open Document Format, but if the Open Source
world is going to succeed, we need to demonstrate that WE ARE OPEN, and
allow our users to read and write to ANY format, even if we disagree
with the stupid petty mentality behind such formats such as OOXML.
If there is an obvious need for a feature, then by all means, it should
be allowed into LibreOffice! I only use OpenOffice.org, and will use
LibreOffice when added to the Debian repository!
RSI (Rick Stanley, Inc.)
Computer Systems Consulting
Linux & Open Source Specialists
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