On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 07:37:57PM +0000, Conor Daly wrote:
> > So, it is just a marketting war? Like I said; "Mneh".
>> Not strictly so. It's part of the war on free software along with swpats
> and DRM and treacherous computing...
Using Linux doesn't (and shouldn't) imply that one takes a side in this
"war". It's just well, using, Linux.
> > Btw, if you think implementing an ISO will make OO.O better than MS
> > Office, hah! I'm an oo.o user (well I use NeoOffice), and it's miles off
> > :-)
> > Don't get me wrong, I'm in favour of OpenOffice XML being the only
> > ISO standard, but for completely different reasons - more to do with
> > getting governments into the habit of using properly standardised
> > and open formats for public information - but I think it's really
>> Agreed. The real reason for being able to say OO.O is better is to
> encourage use of the open standards. If MS have a proprietary standard
> mandated, they can, once again, dominate public info and government
Well, OO.O is a piece of software, and it's much worse than MS Office in
my opinion. But that doesn't affect the strong wisdom of using only open
and standardised formats.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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