Talk:The Case for Switching
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Sources to steal from
- Open Document Format FAQ, including information about MS Office XML compatibilty
OpenOffice.org Forum threads
- The Case for OpenOffice.org (Presentation) (I don't know about you, but I can't access the presentation at this point - RG>)
- Future compatibility with .docx, .xlsx etc? - contains links to and commentary on the ODF FAQ, linked above.
- Why should we switch to OOo? - University Edition - Thread created by RealGrouchy
- Why should we switch to OOo? (Church edition ;)
- Why your company is not migrating to OOo now ?
(Collected by scanning "Your Rights Online" headlines back to 2006-01-01. Most recent first)
- Note: Also view the "Slashdot comments" for potentially-insightful further arguments for OOo, or related para-arguments.
- MS Thinks OOo is 10 Years Behind - comments are useful Slashdot comments; OOo Forum comments
- ODF Alliance, Who, What, Where (and Why?) - Slashdot comments
- Push to create OpenDocument standards (New York Times Online) - Slashdot comments
- Free software? You can't just give it away Support for "we must keep freedom free" type arguments - Slashdot comments
- Chinese Journalists Beat Censorship With Web. Loosely related at best, but there might be something related to the Case. Slashdot comments
- UK Government Wants a Backdoor Into Windows - Slashdot comments - the first one is most important for the "Open Source" case
- Bill Gates' Open Letter to Hobbyists about licensing of Altair BASIC - the beginning of closed-source software! - Slashdot comments
- Microsoft Licensing Fee Intended To Reduce Hobbyists - Slashdot comments
- Microsoft Loses Office Patent Dispute - support for the "buying MS means paying for lawsuits. - Slashdot comments
- Wikipedia Entries 'Cleaned' By Political Staffers - argument against Open-Source. Rebuttal: Wikipedia vs Congressional Staffers (Update) - Open Source will adapt, in a democratic fashion nonetheless. Resistance is futile.
- Court Action Does Not Reduce File-Sharing - Slashdot comments. Likely usable to support the "buying MS means paying for lawsuits" argument. Also, "world is becoming more free, and less compatible with conventional 'intellectual property' laws" argument.
- Open-source Overhauls Patent System - OSS leads to (positive) change in social and government policy. - Slashdot comments
- The Piracy Party (Swedish Political Party) - Slashdot commens