____/ [H]omer on Tuesday 04 September 2007 14:27 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> France's AFNOR Has an Idea: Merge ODF and OOXML - Updated
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | If you read French, here is AFNOR's very intriguing suggestion, that OOXML
>> | and ODF merge.
> Excellent idea; that way we can not only encumber ODF with Microsoft
> patents, but we can taint it with their proprietary binary blobs too.
> Why didn't /I/ think of that?
There's no chance of convergence. Just look at OOXML's defunct date formatting
mode. It needs a complete rewrite that reuses standards, in which case it will
end up more like ODF (naturally).. but it's like reskinning a cat or
something... OOXML is no longer OOXML at that stage.
~~ Best of wishes
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