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Re: [tdf-discuss] Why is Microsoft allowed to use "OpenDocument"?


Dear all,

I am very interested also in this topic.
Please, if you start a new thread elsewhere, be kind enough to post the link here.

In France, a general refenrential just passed also.
It recommends the ODF for every public administrations.
But it does not make it mandatory as it is by law in England.

We should at least make some education toward our users so they would know how their office suite works exactly.

I think that also involves making very systematic tests on the MS Office suites.
This involves also industrialising tests and making the results public as a consumer association would do in other domains.
And yes it involves working without money on debugging MS suites.
But this transparency serves the open standard causes in my opinion.

A common spoken langage was the deal of the 19th century for the administrations.
A common "IT langage" for documents is certainly a deal for the administrations in the 21st century.

Best Regards,

Nicolas ABEL.

Le 08/07/2016 09:48, Joel Madero a écrit :
Please ask the OASIS team on their mailing list. This is not the place
for this discussion.

Best,
Joel

On 07/07/2016 10:26 PM, Edmund Laugasson wrote:
Dear all,

There was also court case between Microsoft and UK government -
http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/30/microsoft-will-adopt-open-document-standards-following-government-battle/

But it seems that Microsoft does not respect the results of that court
case - still the incompatibilities exist - how to solve this? Does
anybody in this list know more about that court case and possibly
people who are behind that? I would like to investigate that case a
bit more. I tried to contact with British parliament member but they
did not respond even I used all honour titles respectfully.

Thank you,
Edmund Laugasson

2016-07-07 17:22 GMT+03:00 Joel Madero <jmadero.dev@gmail.com
<mailto:jmadero.dev@gmail.com>>:


> Is this the official statement of the OD-foundation or only yours?
>
> You know the GPL? This is a 100%-thing, too. You have to do it
100% or
> your are not allowed.
Well considering you're asking on a LibreOffice email list and not on
the OASIS email list - obviously I'm not speaking for OASIS
("OD-foundation"). Feel free to email them with your questions as this
seems like the wrong place for this discussion anyways.


Best,
Joel

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