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Re: Microsoft: ODF Leads to Standards Conflict

__/ [ Gordon ] on Wednesday 08 March 2006 16:55 \__

> On Wed, 08 Mar 2006 11:22:07 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Microsoft accuses Office rivals of 'standards conflict'
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | "Microsoft is digging in against an alliance pushing OpenDocument Format
>> | (ODF), accusing IT rivals of creating "standards conflict" to mask the
>> | fact they are lagging Microsoft?s Office in terms of functionality."
>> `----
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/08/xml_office_standards/
> Quote - Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of corporate standards, told
> The Register Tuesday IBM and Sun Microsystems have an economic agenda in
> advancing ODF, which is used by both their StarOffice and Workplace
> desktop products. - unquote
> So it's wrong to have an "economic agenda" if you are NOT Microsoft, but
> perfectly OK to lock users in to Microsoft products to secure revenue
> streams if you ARE Microsoft?
> the hypocrisy is mind-boggling.....

...Next thing you know they will demonstrate about and condemn the inclusion
of a Google (by default) search bar in Firefox. They will then argue that it
has given the Mozilla Foundation 72 million dollars and makes Google even
more popular among SE's.

In turn, they will carefully hide the search bar in IE7, wipe IE off the
planet (c/f Netscape) and probably self-destruct altogether for being the
greedy and the aggressive micro-company they truly are.

Microsoft: the company that outcries over financial agendas.

Best wishes,


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