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Re: ODF in France

__/ [ B Gruff ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 00:32 \__

> On Sunday 28 May 2006 00:07 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I read more about their Apple conformatation today. To be specific, it's
>> the D.R.M. stuff -- that which restricts user access to data and serves as
>> a vendor lockin. I can't find that latest link at the moment (not in my
>> Web browser's history), but the gist is that the French want to pass a
>> bill/law that would illegalise DRM in one way or another
> Oh yes - the French and DRM, and now the French and ODF (following on from
> the French Tax offices and French police switching to Open Office, of
> course).  I note also your own post re. Nuremberg.  Hmmm... Nuremberg - as
> in Germany?:-)
> Germany =>  France  =>  Holland  =>  UK was my prediction...... but you
> mention Denmark and Norway.... ah well .... I can't be right all the
> time....
> Nevertheless, would you for one moment doubt that if ODF becomes /the/
> standard in Germany and France, it will only be a matter of (a very short!)
> time for the rest of us in Europe?:-)

I was going to mention Germany in the other thread, where I suspect you
*initially* mentioned France and ODF, prior to making it a worthy top-level
thread. Germany will definitely move to ODF because many people there use
Linux, which unlike Mac OS and Windows, cannot run Office natively. Atop
that, you have key departments migrating to Linux with Star/OpenOffice. It
is work in progress, which will be simplified and greatly supported by any
eradication of proprietary technologies.

Best wishes,


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