3 posts • joined 13 Aug 2006
I'd presume that's because they simply ran out of percentage points. It's like expecting a fuel guage to read less-than-empty. (-:
SCOX-AU still haven't followed through on their promises to sue me for using "their" software without a licence (I regularly install Linux systems; I'm typing through two of them).
I'd like to claim knowledge of good lawyers (which I do), but I think even if I knew only useless legal twits, that should be more than enough to utterly steamroller SCOX's non-case.
Usefulness of MS formats?
I was given some test MS-Office XML documents by a local MS leader, and they come in two formats: Plain Text & Indecipherable.
The latter format is produced by the "full" export, the former by the default. The Plain Text really was pared to a minimum, many common character styles simply weren't exported at all. The Indecipherable was full of complicated MS keywords (no doubt copyrighted etc) much like MS-Word's default HTML output only more obscure.
In summary, I reckon MS will find a similar way to botch the process In Real Life. "Open" in their mind seems to mean only "with our explicit permission & lockdowns".
If Baen Books can do it, surely Microsoft can too?
Note the encryption and publishing policy here:
Compare that was MS's tight-wadded policies, & remember that Baen are putting up their main product here, whereas MS are putting up one set of file formats from one product.
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