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The Disappointing Formats

Feb 05, 2008, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The ODF-to-OOXML harmonization effort being hosted by the German standards group, DIN, is Europe's best effort to resolve our Mexican Standoff between Microsoft, Sun and IBM. Even though harmonization is laughably complex and will not work unless the applications are harmonized too, the best and brightest of Germany are left to hope for success.

"Hope for a harmonization of formats does reflect one truth: that the whole point of this ugly exercise is to have one single FORMAT. Anything else ridiculously undermines common sense..."

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