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On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Andreas Säger wrote:

Am 02.03.2012 09:41, Andreas Säger wrote:

 OK, can open source make my car fly and swim if I only wish hard enough?
 There are limitations in software development just like there are
 limitations in the physical technology.
 MS has the big truck and refuses to carry the comparatively small ODF
 payload. Instead they do nothing and watch how "we" spend a lot of time
 struggling with their huge payload on a comparatively small truck.

Forgot something: MS is well aware of the psychological impact. To the innocent users our project looks silly in its ongoing struggle with an ever growing MS payload, whereas they do not expose any weakness simply doing nothing.

If anything looks silly to the innocent users, it's your plea to not improve an import/export filter. One that is useful to get people to switch to LibreOffice in the first place.

If you tell people to stick with MS Office if they need PPT compatibility, how does that help in getting more people to ODF ? Not everyone is fighting a religious war, some people just want to get work done.

-- dag wieers,,
-- dagit linux solutions,,

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