Linux.com: KOffice's Stance Against OOXML More Practical than
Political, Developer Says
"In the recent accusations that the GNOME Foundation has been
supporting Microsoft's OOXML format at the expense of ODF, KDE has
been presented as a counter-example. Based on a KDE News article,
Richard Stallman suggested that 'major KDE developers' had
announced 'their rejection of OOXML' and urged GNOME to do the
same. More recently, a widely linked story on ITWire used the same
article to declare that KDE has taken a 'principled stand' against
OOXML. However, if you go the source, the story is more nuanced
than these claims suggest.
"True, KOffice--not KDE, which is a separate project--will not
be implementing OOXML in a hurry, and part of the reason is
political. However, the decision is also a practical one, and
KOffice has not rejected the possibility of supporting OOXML in the
"I found how you trotted out an age old and long since dealt
with issue, namely the licensing of Qt1, as a way to discuss what
you consider to be 'the growing tensions between the KDE and GNOME
camps; to be tasteless and ironic. If you want to help mend fences
(we need all the hands we can get), the last thing to do is drag
long-since dealt with issues that have been irrelevant for years
back to the surface..."
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