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

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Rick, however you slice it, a user will get their issue addressed faster 
> if we fix a bug in an implementation and submit a defect report on the 
> standard at the same time, than it will be to submit a defect report, wait 
> for it to be addressed in the standard and only then fix your application. 
It depends on the issue.
> That said, I'm always in favor of getting standards updated faster. 
> Speaking of which, the ODF TC received a lot of grief over being slow to 
> respond to an SC34 defect report.  But we responded to it last Novemeber, 
> and SC34 has done absolutely nothing to it in the last 7 months.  It has 
> not even made it onto an agenda.  What's the deal with that?
Perhaps the people who sent in the original DR died of old age?
> exist as a corporation for nearly 100 years without getting that right.
> Of course corporations prioritize customer support issues. You don't
That is presumably what Chrysler said, too.

Rick Jelliffe

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