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ZDNet: Stop Bashing the Novell/Microsoft Agreement

Dec 13, 2006, 00:15 (35 Talkback[s])
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"The original motivation for the Groklaw post was Novell's decision to ship a version of OpenOffice that includes support for Microsoft's new Office XML document format (recently ratified by the ECMA), which is, apparently, like Barnes & Noble printing a version of the Christian Bible containing the complete lyrics of all the songs ever sung by Ozzy Osbourne. Mr. de Icaza's responded to this supposed 'problem' (or to be more specific, the contention that the inclusion somehow forks OpenOffice).

"The Open Office dust-up aside (and do read de Icaza's response, as it makes a lot more sense than the one over at Groklaw), I still am annoyed at all the politically-directed venom spewed by FSF fans over the Novell/Microsoft agreement..."

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