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RE: [xml-dev] The year is 2027, and we need to examine archived XML documents from 2007 ...

Sure.  The only alternative left is PDF.  And you know how our overlords
feel about Adobe in 2050: three tentacles to each side of the corpse.

Yes, legal documents in old formats will be handled not because of any
particular business model but because an active agency, human or digital,
maintains the rabbit trail.  But here is the controversy: where content is
king, open source is often second rate.  Note that IBM announced it would
contribute to ODF, but they also stated they would not offer support for it.
That isn't a very good deal for their customers and it is deadly to the
lifecycle unless support is purchased elsewhere (internally using local
staff or from external agencies; see RedHat). 

I'm a fan of open source and freebies in general, but high value content
often requires paying for the quality at point of creation and over the
lifecycle.  Being able to retrieve a failed technology from the archives is
the cost of a bad bet made by someone who had the job before you did.


From: bryan rasmussen [mailto:rasmussen.bryan@gmail.com] 
You would brave the terrible Slave Lords of Proxima Centauri that rule
the world of 2050 to work with OOXML?!

Truly you are a warrior born. I raise my spaxxwand to you in tribute!

Ogruh Tik,
Bryan Rasmussen

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