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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] simple OO.org document goes awry in MS Office 2007 w/SP2 - what went wrong?

Jan Wildeboer scripsit:

> Polemics aside - the Plugfest idea is not unique. Look up "NFS
> Connectathon".

Or for that matter "TCP and IP bakeoff", which goes back to 1978 and
had a great deal to do with creating an interoperable Internet.
RFC 1025 describes (in hindsight) what was done in the bakeoffs.

> Interoperability is not a given thing. It needs work, communication
> and support.
> The standard will never answer all questions. And if it would, it
> wouldn't help innovation.
> It's a delicate balance. It is not black and white.


One art / There is                      John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
No less / No more                       http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
All things / To do
With sparks / Galore                     --Douglas Hofstadter

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