The OpenSuse FAQ Touched me in a Bad Place
Dec 17, 2008, 14:04 (22 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Well, I don't know what you mean by "pushing". I do know
"Miguel de Icaza thinks OOXML is "superb", superior to ODF,
called criticism of it "FUD", considers ISO approval was a good
thing, and so on   .
"Novell announced that the "Novell edition of the OpenOffice.org
office productivity suite" would support OOXML very early in the
"These could be construed as "pushing" OOXML. Be careful now:
the argument that OOXML support - now, after approval - is needed
is not relevant. The problem is that when the discussion was
started, and OOXML was proposed specificially to counter ODF,
Novell stood firmly behing Microsoft.
"The reason people think Novell is "pushing" OOXML, even if
technically Novell recomments ODF, is because most people judge by
actions, not words. Novell has taken a lot of action to support
("push") OOXML. ODF? Not so much."