MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML!

[ Wednesday, 5 December 2007, michuk ]


Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

The decision of backing up TXT format by MICROSOFT means, that the OOXML format name will have to be changed and its development & research will be passed on to another company or organization.

Darks Blanc, chairman of MICROSOFT acknowledges, that this decision is already causing anger and disapprovement among OOXML supporters. Joe Bloggs, the founder of J&J International, and a hard-line OOXML supporter believes that corporation’s decision has no real impact and OOXML format will still have the wide-spread support among all civilized micro-world. Quoting him,

one can gain much more effectively utilizing globally advanced efforts to popularize the format, than trying to change their way.

As of December 5th, 2007, it seems that just after the www.opendocumentfoundation.org address has ceased to respond, also the Corporation’s website – www.microsoft.org has disappeared.

Got it Microsoft? Got it Jasow Matusow? Any misread acronym can make sensational headline.

For those not into the subject, I’m refering to the often quoted and “reprinted” article ODF backer abandons file format in favor of W3C alternative.

Inspired by: MICROSOFT wycofuje się ze wsparcia formatu OOXML (Polish KDE blog, first posted by Jarosław Staniek)

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fold this thread Victor  Saturday, 8 December 2007 o godz. 12:56 am #  Add karma Subtract karma  +1

hahaha this is so funny

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fold this thread AJ Boulton  Saturday, 8 December 2007 o godz. 6:46 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

Now I heard everything now. I think it is funny myself!!!!!!!!!

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fold this thread Leslie Satenstein  Friday, 28 December 2007 o godz. 3:42 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

Microsoft is a two world business. One world is marketing, where the requirement is to sell Microsoft products and be the primary supplier. At the same time, to destroy the competition using whatever legal means possible.

The other side of the business world, or coin, is the technical one, where Microsoft Engineers and Technical people strive to produce the best product possible with the constraints and with their vision of the future.

So, when reviewing Microsoft, look beyond the Marketing interface to the highly talented individuals who work there writing the software that linux tries to compete against.

This competition is good.

If there was only linux, linux would be dead, as the competition between developers would not bring out the creativeness. With no creativeness, there would be no progress.
We develop products or software using ideas from creative people. With ideas and with some development skills, these products come to market. What happens when it reaches the “linux” market place, is that hackers like myself can tweak the code, add a little nice-to-have functionality, and make that product really outstanding.

So, when criticizing Microsoft, do it with fairness. Remember, even villains have mothers.

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fold this thread Robert Millan  Friday, 18 April 2008 o godz. 10:27 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

So, when criticizing Microsoft, do it with fairness. Remember, even villains have mothers.

Given what we have seen already, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had sold their mothers in exchange for more chairs at ISO resolution meetings.

 
 
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