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Hi Everyone,

When the Microsoft formats were approved as an ISO standard, wasn't that supposed to make the information on their formats available to everyone else? From what I've read through the years, they have failed to implement their own ISO standards. Shouldn't there be some way to enforce the ISO standards approval on Microsoft so they can become inter-operable with LibreOffice?


On 11/19/2012 08:03 AM, VA wrote:
Tanstaafl wrote:

"There is one more hing that could turn this around - if the EU (or some
other major governmental entity) were to engage in and win an antitrust
lawsuit against Microsoft and force them to *fully* document their file
formats, as happened with their Windows Server SMB protocols (which I
understand has benefited the Samba project immensely)."

It would help immensely if the Open Source folks would combine their efforts on one excellent MS alternative. The twin development of AOO and LibO (with each having its own advantages over the other), only helps MS.




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