LibreOffice 4.0: First Take (ZDNet)
Posted Feb 13, 2013 14:03 UTC (Wed) by pboddie
In reply to: LibreOffice 4.0: First Take (ZDNet)
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And before anyone opines that notions of sabotage are creations of an overly cynical mind and that Microsoft gains only from the merits of having an ISO standard covering one of its formats (never mind how it got that standard ratified), when people start to suggest that "doc format" be considered a standard (for example, in the Norwegian state bureaucracy), it becomes clear that by merely sending the signal that the company believes in standards, people can use that as an excuse to maintain their own negligent stewardship of public infrastructure, perpetuating a significant financial commitment to, and a dependency on, an unaccountable corporate entity instead of acting in the public's best interest.
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