Who needs Acrobat 7?
Posted Mar 31, 2005 13:43 UTC (Thu) by cpm
In reply to: Who needs Acrobat 7?
Parent article: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Does PDF mean portable document format? Or does it mean Proprietary Deliverable Forms?
If it means the former, then I don' WANT TO FILL OUT FROMS in a
document. I want pdfs to act like pdfs. If it means the latter,
I don't want to play.
pdf, which is an adobe creation, is a cool thing, been around a
long while, and is very useful, as a pdf.
All these "features" speak to me of proprietary vendor lock-in.
I see this as a step in the wrong direction.
If a business vendor requires proprietary software on my behalf,
I find another vendor. If a customer requires proprietary
software on my behalf, that's the beauty of an open market. They
can shop elsewhere. No harm, no foul.
Open business is about open standards.
I don't have much use for the proprietary stuff. I wish folks
wouldn't encourage it.
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