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Subject: Re: [office] List Proposal Vote Deadline on Wednesday


marbux wrote:
> ...
> What conceivable motive would Florian have for raising the
> interoperability issue other than the fact that he can't find a way
> around it? I'm mindful here that Florian has been fairly wallowing in
> ODF-MS Office interop development work for quite some time. In fact,
> he's part of the only development team in existence that is working on
> full fidelity ODF interop with MS Office, so I'm inclined to take his
> warning seriously.

Sorry, but I know at least one other team, that is working for years (!) 
on interoperability with Microsoft Office file formats. It's the 
OpenOffice.org development team, especially the OpenOffice.org 
developers from Sun Mircosystems. I'm proud to be part of this team. 
First, its work was based on the OpenOffice.org file format. Since the 
existence of ODF and its implementation in OpenOffice.org this team 
works on the ODF - Microsoft Office file formats interoperability. The 
resulting filters and converters are of extraordinary quality.

Be sure, that I have no interest in submitting a proposal to the ODF TC 
that would cause, that an interoperability between ODF and Microsoft 
Office file formats isn't possible any more. Currently, I see no problem 
in the conversion from ODF to Microsoft Word file formats and vice versa 
regarding lists/numbered paragraphs.

> ... 

Regards, Oliver.

Sun Microsystems GmbH    Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
Nagelsweg 55             Software Engineer - StarOffice/OpenOffice.org
20097 Hamburg
http://www.sun.de        mailto:oliver-rainer.wittmann@sun.com
OpenOffice.org Engineering at Sun: http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS
      Sitz der Gesellschaft: Sun Microsystems GmbH, Sonnenallee 1,
                   D-85551 Kirchheim-Heimstetten
                 Amtsgericht Muenchen: HRB 161028
Geschaeftsfuehrer: Marcel Schneider, Wolfgang Engels, Dr. Roland Boemer
         Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates: Martin Haering

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