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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agsoftware.dnsalias.com>
Subject Re: M$ publishes Word Document ML / Hello World Sample attached
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2003 01:09:21 GMT
Antonio Gallardo dijo:
> Michael Hartle dijo:
>> Hmm, basically, this sounds interesting, but according to the legal
>> notice
>>
>>> There is a separate patent license available to parties interested in
>>> implementing software programs that can read and write files that
>>> conform to the Specification. This patent license is available at this
>>> location:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/ip/format/xmlpatentlicense.asp.
>>>
>> Before adding the Microsoft schema to the CVS and thus probably
>> implicitly accepting the patent license, some ASF lawyer better scan
>> this throughly...
>
> +1
>
> I just simply does not understand why while developers (including me)
> screaming for the formats descriptions of earlier implementations for
> years and they does not reply nothing. It was simply propetary. If you
> don't believe me, see POI project. They have hardtime documenting the MS
> formats.
>
> Now, they simply release all the formats. It is incredible after all!
> Simply I think there must be a hack. Why they are so SWEET with us, right
> now? I cannot stop thinking in the "Halloween docs" and how they planned
> destroy the OS communities: at that time the proposed MS solution to end
> with us was "the use of propetary formats and protocols". And this is what
> they are doing right now. Did you see the MS advertisement about the super
> protocol that will solve all your current and future problems? This is the
> new wave to put chains on us again.

To support this:

About protocols Game:
http://www.opensource.org/halloween/halloween1.php#quote9
http://www.opensource.org/halloween/halloween1.php#comment25

About formats:
http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gne/2001-01/msg00892.html
http://linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2002011100220OP

Link to all Halloween docs:

http://www.opensource.org/halloween/

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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