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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Aquilegia Alyssum, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. Aquilegia Alyssum, Dec 24, 2006
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  2. In message <>, Aquilegia
    Alyssum wrote:

    > http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html


    The trouble with this sort of thing is that the ranting tends to distract
    from the factual content, and it gets dismissed as just another case of
    Microsoft-bashing.

    For an example of factual content without ranting, have a look at this item
    <http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20061221065155844>
    about how the ECMA managed to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML as a
    supposedly "open" standard. Except how can a standard be "open" when its
    sole purpose is

    To Produce a formal Standard for office productivity documents which
    is fully compatible with the [Microsoft] Office Open XML Formats.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 25, 2006
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  3. On Mon, 25 Dec 2006 13:04:24 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > For an example of factual content without ranting, have a look at this
    > item
    > <http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20061221065155844>
    > about how the ECMA managed to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML as a
    > supposedly "open" standard. Except how can a standard be "open" when its
    > sole purpose is
    >
    > To Produce a formal Standard for office productivity documents which
    > is fully compatible with the [Microsoft] Office Open XML Formats.


    Also interesting is the number of press releases made by ECMA about
    Microsoft Office's Open XML file format compared with the number of their
    press releases relating to ALL other subjects over the last year.

    I wonder why that should be?


    Aquilegia Alyssum

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    2/ "Shared source" is a poison pill. Open Source is freedom.
    3/ Only the Windows boxes get the worms.
    Aquilegia Alyssum, Dec 25, 2006
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