All good except the side-issue about MS licenses. To quote from the wiki-page pointed to
"The participating schools pay an annual fee for the service"
"Students may continue to use these products for non-commercial purposes, even after they graduate.
Even after graduation students may receive all free updates to the
software, such as security updates and service packs, that are available
to everyone through ... " (citation needed means the link given doesn't work so i
replaced it with dots)
Sadly MS formats almost always do still need to be used to communicate with some people but
hopefully that will stop being the case in the future. Most of us have very different ideas on how
to get away from that dependency. I think we need a multi-vectored approach which is pretty much
the way things are going already.
Odd to see someone with an FSF address suggesting MS is cool&groovy! Lol, i guess we all have
strange days occasionally.
--- On Wed, 20/6/12, Fabian Rodriguez <hidden> wrote:
Microsoft licenses are very much 100% free and legal to obtain by
students/faculty staff pretty much worldwide now:
It's not the same situation with MS software although I see your point.
No Microsoft software is considered an ISO standard and there aren't
100% free open source software implementations of any MS software that I
know of as is the case with the PDF format, so I'd be use such examples
with care - otherwise you'll get the opposite effect when trying to
advocate free, open standards.
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