Linonut <linonut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> * Tim Smith peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> In article <k04595-ape.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> >> We could have one format that would have truly become universal. Oh
>>> >> well, I forgot--choice is good, so I guess it is supposed to be good
>>> >> that people will have to deal with two formats for the foreseeable
>>> >> future.
>>> > Why should the document format support all of Microsoft's (undocumented)
>>> > legacy crap? Shouldn't that be the job of the application?
>>> This is the illusion of choice, not real choice. If it were a choice
>>> between two fully open file formats, then it would simply be a matter of
>>> which one became superior for the job. Considering the phenomenon of
>> Well, then, maybe people could start lobbying to make ODF open, so we'll
>> have two open file formats?
> ODF already made it through ISO.
OOXML is *not* an open file format, ODF is. This is yet more
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