FWIW

While I am aware online petitions very rarely get anywhere, I still believe they are worth trying, especially considering the internal success of Dell’s IdeaStorm.

With that in mind, I am wholeheartedly supporting this notion to try convince Apple to include the ODF support in the iWorks suite, and encourage everyone who uses ODF to sign the petition for the benefit of greater interoperability.

Remember, every little bit helps.

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3 Responses to FWIW

  1. Pierre says:

    I don’t think you can’t compare a petition to Dell’s Idea Storm, because the latter is a voluntary decision, and anyhow, a petition will remain somewhat violent to he enterprise which will feel forced to do and hence more reluctant.

  2. dave says:

    As a self-confessed Apple fan I find it disheartening that Apple get so much stick about actively spun topics (like environmentalism, replaceable batteries, style over substance, high margins, DRM, support of Open Source) that people don’t have time to take them to task on stuff that is not only true but actually matters a great deal.

    Apple apparently has some support for ODF in the next OS release:

    http://impulsivehighlighters.blogspot.com/2006/08/leopard-preview-textedit.html

    But sadly they have been big supporters of OOXML at every stage, presumably to keep their Microsoft Office duopoly (even if that release keeps getting delayed).

    Sadly some intelligent Mac fans are taking this new iWork release as a challenge to Microsoft rather that capitualtion:

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2007/august#tue-07-iwork

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