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03.31.08

Links 31/03/2008: Adobe Joins Linux Foundation; LiMo is Released

Posted in News Roundup at 10:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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4 Comments

  1. Yuhong Bao said,

    March 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm

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    I once used something similar to this as an excuse for some of the parts of OOXML:
    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/02/19.html
    Until I realized that MS would be better off moving these parts to an extension to ODF, which would preserve interoperablity while still supporting these parts.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 31, 2008 at 6:06 pm

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    Yes, it’s unnecessary duplication at the lowest level, with ODF being a lot better. Joel is a former Microsoft manager by the way.

  3. Robert Millan said,

    April 1, 2008 at 5:24 am

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    Completely unimpressed at Adobe’s movements. When they finally decide to unbreak the web by releasing their browser plugin under the GPL, Gnash will have already catched up and it will be simply too late for them.

    But then, of course, F*cklight will be the real problem…

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 1, 2008 at 5:43 am

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    There ought to be some sort of regulation to ensure sites cannot just violate the principles on which the Web was built. It’s not the ‘binarisation’ of the Web that’s the only problem, but the fact that companies use it as a junkyard to gain control, gain discrimination against rivals and gain vendor lock-in.

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