On 02/04/2008, Éibhear <eibhear.geo at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a sad day for Ireland, and for the world, given that the
> "standard" has been approved by ISO.
The same thing happened in Japan: the national ISO body initial voted
"No with comments", then was manipulated into changed their vote to
> The world has been bludgeoned into ratifying as a standard a specification
> that no one has implemented and the license terms for which prevent any
> real competition for the vendor who knock the thing together.
I actually think that this is too little, too late to save Office. Web
2.0 means open up your data or die, and I don't think users will
settle for being locked-in much longer.
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