[PLUG] Please sign the petition against Microsoft's Office OpenXML becoming an ISO standard

Vivek Khurana hiddenharmony at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 07:11:47 IST 2007

On Nov 2, 2007 5:38 PM, ಓಂ <guru.is.on.vi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually I think we need not worry much about M$, because they will
> dig their own resting place as the time passes... for all we know they
> may have started in that direction with launch of Vista...

 Not really, if you carefully look at the XP licencing M$ is forcing an upgrade.

> 1. Define output expected (expected output) ...
> 2. Check everybody's program... if it meets the requirement of
> expected output then they get passing grade
> 3. Count number of lines of actual code (excluding comments) in the
> working program submitted and person whose code has minimum number of
> lines gets highest grade...

 Point 3. is not a good criteria. Less lines of code doesnt mean good
code. Its is not that easy.
 Secondly defining expected output is not easy (also not possible) at times.

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious!!

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