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06.18.09

ODF Comes Before OOXML

Posted in Deception, FUD, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument at 2:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: ODF gains further momentum and Microsoft’s smears against it gain momentum also

A new online validator (AGPL 3.0-licensed) has been built that supports ODF before it ever bothers with OOXML, which is proprietary and assciated with scandals.

The Office-o-tron will inspect a submitted office document and produce a validation report. It understands ODF for now (OOXML coming soon).

The preference or precedence of ODF says a lot.

“More recently we saw Microsoft folks engaging in some more Wikipedia subversion in the article on ODF.”Microsoft is meanwhile badmouthing ODF and fragmenting it [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. In response to the accusations of a whisper campaign, Microsoft’s special friend (who makes money from Microsoft-related contracts) calls ODF “crappy”. It is important to remember where this man’s (Rick Jelliffe’s) money comes from because the Microsoft ecosystem is broad and self serving. Rob Weir responds by saying: “A bad case of foot-in-mouth disease. Rick Jelliffe denies disinformation campaign against ODF by telling more lies about ODF.

That’s nice.

Rick Jelliffe was previously offered money by Microsoft to edit Wikipedia. More recently we saw Microsoft folks engaging in some more Wikipedia subversion in the article on ODF. See the following for details and examples:

This Microsoft-inspired intervention in Wikipedia most certainly continues. For example, one need only look at some of hAl's latest edits. One person writes: “Some anti-ODF trolling is in the air, but it will not succeed”

Another Microsoft-affiliated person (an MVP) is attending an ODF conference to cause trouble and disrupt, just as we warned. And indeed, he comes there just to heckle along with friends from Microsoft. That company is simply allergic to anything that facilitates freedom and fair competition. The business model is based on forcing people to use particular products (e.g. using bundling and lock-in) rather than offer something they actually want. Even longtime Windows users still try to reject Vista and get rid of the ribbon interface in Microsoft Office.

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7 Comments

  1. André said,

    June 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

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    Roy,

    “A new online validator (AGPL 3.0-licensed) has been built that supports ODF before it ever bothers with OOXML, which is proprietary and assciated with scandals.”

    Office-A-Tron is from Griffith-Brown. How does that fit? haha.

    Would not surprise me if that runs with Mono…

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    See? Even Brown struggles with OOXML. :-)

  2. Wouter van Vugt said,

    June 19, 2009 at 6:12 am

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    Too bad you missed my tweets where I indicated that a second try helped, and another that MS Office failed too. Also too bad that you do not really care to improve anything outside of being negative towards others. I have on more than one occasion proposed improvements to ODF. Even this morning. What have you done to improve the world? Right, even less than there is descriptive text in ODF.

    But then again. I should thank you. I have more visitors because of you, and they do look further than one tweet. In effect, you are helping my business.

    Please continue filling your life with negativity.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    You needn’t pretend to be balanced. people are not so gullible.

  3. Wouter van Vugt said,

    June 21, 2009 at 1:32 am

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    It’s all good. Please continue linking to me, my blog, my email, my twitter. The more the merrier. It allows people to form their own view. I think most will quickly see through your linking campaings. I find it mostly amusing. Didn’t you call Dennis Hamilton a shill too? That is funny.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I never did, so you are making this up. I just showed a reply from him.

    eet Reply:

    Roy, Wouter van Vugt made you look real bad there! But on the other hand, every half-way decent human being does that… In case you want to know the reason (I know you don’t): you are always aiming low with you hits, and that makes you look like an evil little terrier.

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