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Quick Mention: OOXML/GNOME Podcast Finally Online, Text Summary Posted

An article which summarises the recent podcast has just been published along with an IRC log and an MP3 file (no Ogg Vorbis apparently). As Bruce Byfield correctly points out, the session was calm, not hostile. That's what ODF advocates wanted and gently asked for. ODF 'civil wars' harm everyone, as demonstrated by a certain Foundation. Here is the goal that united everyone, including Marbux, Edwards, and Hiser.

Both sides are clearly concerned with what's best for free software, differing only in how they define their objective. That is a small point, but perhaps this realization can finally start to put the issue in perspective.


People have already expressed doubt or raised some question there. Although I rarely read comments, one of them questioned the credibility of my arguments, so I responded with evidence. Here is the gist of counter arguments, as summarised by reliable sources:



Personal attacks typically replace requests for facts and proof. All one has to do is ask for references, rather than shoot the messenger, which is easier and more convenient sometimes.

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