Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
> On Thu, 21 May 2009 12:51:34 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>| First they don't write to ODF but to a canada dry version that we shall
>>| call MS-ODF, a variant filled with countless exploding mines, thrown
>>| from the air like any coward would do. Namely they are implanting the
>>| proprietary Excel formula syntax right inside files expecting the ODF
>>| formula syntax as exposed by all the ODF compatible applications out
>>| there. Since formulas are used in many elements such as charts,
>>| conditional formattings and so on, it wrecks any serious spreadsheet.
> The way I see it, Microsoft is doing the ODF community a favor. The ODF
> community seems like they can't get their act together unless they have an
> ememy to fight.
> Essentailly, this will rile up the ODF troops to fix these problems and
> them done in a way that can't be exploited. Microsoft knows that the ODF
> crowd won't accept bug reports or any criticism from them, so the only way
> to get them to fix the problem is to force the issue.
The best way to control micoshaft is to have a kill switch for any
features introduced by micoshaft and marketed like that
by the Open source community.
Same as a mono kill switch or a non-free software kill switch.