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____/ JEDIDIAH on Tuesday 15 Dec 2009 14:11 : \____
> On 2009-12-15, Gordon <gbplinux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Shouldn't businesses mind if the files they rely on cannot be used in the
>>> future? This just shows why access to source code if crucial.
>>> See the BBC video on the British Library running Windows 3.1 just to access
>>> old files. Hilarious!
>> Unfortunately this is not just a Microsoft problem - if you have files
> Sure. Like anything else, vendorlock is not a Microsoft invention.
> That is why there need to be non-vendor standards for data.
Yes, exactly. These experiences led to ODF. Curators love it.
>> in Amipro (the Lotus Word Processor) there is NO current WP app that
>> will open them at ALL AFAIK, except for Amipro.
~~ Best of wishes
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