On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 03:16:48AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote: > <quote who="jamie"> > > > I can see MS spinning this to their advantage and I believe playing safe > > here would be better for us in the short term > > Thing is, Microsoft haven't spun it to their advantage. They've mentioned > that Gnumeric is implementing OOXML, but that actually works against them > (due to the complexity of the spec and the completeness of the impl).
That's only true for people who understand how writing software works. To a policy maker, writing software is something little gnomes do when he asks IT department for some feature. If it isn't a full implementation, then for him it's okay because we all know software isn't bug-free. They *are* spinning it to their advantage. Give them a hand, they'll rip your arm off. They're not people, they are an entity whose moral duty is to increase shareholder revenue to a maximum. That they send nice guys to shows and talks is only a means to let you off-guard. > They > haven't spun our membership of TC45-M to their advantage, and they won't, > because we're not their friends, and won't react kindly if they do. :-) Not "chalengable" *written forms*... Rui -- All Hail Discordia! Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 37th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3173 + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown + Whatever you do will be insignificant, | but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi + So let's do it...? _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list