OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
Posted Oct 28, 2008 15:59 UTC (Tue) by pboddie
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Because Novell's support of "OOXML" relies evily on .Net and MS-sponsored software.
Bingo! Novell as an independent entity would probably be on our side in many respects - they don't appear to have threatened people with patents, nor argued for software patentability - but the problem many people now have with Novell is that they aren't acting like an independent entity any more. By choosing their roadmap, you end up signing up for a Microsoft agenda: .NET, OOXML, dodgy specifications, ballot-stuffing, selective indemnity, and so on. That's why people are so uneasy about the Novell connection in any given project.
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