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Greetings from Poland.  I am new here and a user, not a developer.  I have
avoided Microcrap for 20 years now, only using OpenOffice and more recently
Libre. As a user I have no issues with the product, but am paranoid about
compatibility with T'Wurd.  I produce academic papers and presentations and
still feel obliged to test my final versions on a Micro platform (if I can
borrow one for an hour).  I would be grateful for any advice on this,   In
return, I am mostly retired and happy to be wound up and pointed towards
any testing needed.  I did pilot ISO 9000 through mywater company and
produced some EU standards for instrumentation so understand technology
(but only software up to hex)

On Wed, 8 Dec 2021 at 23:33, James Harking <> wrote:

On the subject of open data formats how is the interoperability of the 7.2
LibreOffice release with Microsoft 365 when using ODF 1.3?

I ask this because if their implementation is as 'good' as in LibreOffice
the argument about open file formats breakdown some what, if their
implementation is purposely bad then that is a strong argument that their
advocacy of open standard is disingenuous.  I have to hand it to them their
adoption of the format was very quickly done after the Oasis ratification.

On Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 19:51 Paolo Debortoli, <>

I strongly agree.  Furthermore there is one topic used by experts (and
more times in political debates):  open data (format).  With LibreOffice
(compared to ms office or other proprietary software) the user keeps
control on the data or files forever (while people using proprietary data
formats depend on the policy and decisions of the software houses; ms
office versions are generally not compatible with each other).  So we
sure users can keep control and access to files and data forever  (even
using new software versions or other softwares).  This topic is very
important for public institutions, governments, hospitals and
who has generally to keep the data forever.  Even researchers have to
the data for long times and make it widely accessible.  I don't think
enterprises, which sell licenses,  keep these aspects in mind.


On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 02:08:19 PM GMT+1, James Harking <> wrote:

I think the zeitgeist is always useful with marketing. There is lots of
reasons you can use to show off the advantages you have over others,
people agree or not is debatable. However you cut your cloth accordingly.
LibreOffice has a clear advantage with the 'freedom, ' 'privacy' and
community aspects that other proprietary solutions can't compete with.

On Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 11:36 Shaun Bharth, <>

Hey hey,

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