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 get
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.