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RE: [tdf-discuss] Help vendor-lock-in awareness


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Phipps [] 
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 07:11
To: Boudi van Vlijmen
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Help vendor-lock-in awareness

I generally advise people to send me PDFs rather than editable documents
unless there's a real need for me to edit them. That way there's no risk
anyone will get locked-in to anything :-)

If I *do* need to be able to edit I request Hybrid PDF files, which are
PDFs with the original ODF source embedded. They are easy to make with
LibreOffice and I've created a tutorial here:


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Boudi van Vlijmen


Every email I send has the footer as in this one.

The purpose is to achieve;

   1. Vendor-lock-in awarness
   2. Hook in on the society learning curve status.

The message is:
ODT in place of DOC/DOCX,
ODS in place of XLS/XLSX,
ODP in place of PPT/PPTX.

ODF is one bridge to far. People think in DOC, XLS and PPT. To get them
away from that we should start from there. Not with a high level ODF
[ ... ]

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