Comments on: A CC plug-in for MSFT Office Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: fhxcmmfefw Wed, 08 May 2013 21:10:16 +0000 Capital airport chance encounter not character winning Luo Baisi: Liu Xiang condition also beautiful
This morning at 7 o’clock half, our newspaper reporter stands in boat of T3 of Beijing capital International Airport building preparation took a country 8:20 boat CA145 airliner flies to Korea big Qiu, cover the championship contest of track and field of the 13rd world that will begin after a few days. Abrupt, the reporter is in board the plane the mouth discovered also will go by same flight number the Cuba track team of big Qiu and man Luo Baisi of champion of Olympic Games of 110 meters of column.
The year that international cropland couplet held in Monte Carlo in November 2008 is optimal during choosing, ceng Cai of our newspaper reporter has visited this world record holder. When this matter of the refer before the reporter goes up, luo Baisi and his coach Antuneisi also is written down very clearly. He looks very calm, imprinting outside the gules T-shirt unlined upper garment that has Cuba ensign, covering the recreational business suit of earthy gray, appear as different as other Cuba team member.
The reporter asks why Luo Baisi goes from Beijing a favourable turn big Qiu, he says Spain did not arrive directly at the airliner of Korea big Qiu, reason chooses Beijing a favourable turn. Luo Baisi tells our newspaper the reporter, he body state is very good now, had made the preparation that plays game of world bright and beautiful. Express when the reporter, compare with Liu Xiang and Oliver, wholesale jordans shoes he should be a man 110 meters of column gain the championship the biggest popular when, luo Baisi says everybody has an opportunity, say Liu Xiang the state is very good also now. Antuneisi tells a reporter, luo Baisi is after European match, drilled two months in Spanish Madrid all the time with Cuba track team, basically be the climate over there and humidity and big Qiu likeness. Current, each respect case of Luo Baisi is good.
Reporter discovery, what differ with other team member and coach is, luo Baisi and Antuneisi were enjoyed sit the pay of first-class stateroom cabin, after arriving at big Qiu, they also are done not have and coach of other team member takes the old car that the organizing committee offers, however sedan. Very apparent, luo Baisi and Antuneisi are in Cuba and international cropland couplet enjoy special treatment. Du Wenjie of our newspaper special correpondent (Korea big Qiu on August 23 report)

By: tbuitenh Sun, 02 Jul 2006 09:07:30 +0000 Thanks for linking, but I guess what I said on libervis requires some explanation here where it is out of context.

If you save your cc-licensed text in a proprietary format (such as that of microsoft office), there are additional restrictions on your text, other than those in your license. You usually can get all information, including formatting, out of microsoft doc format and into another thanks to lots of reverse engineering work by, for example, But if microsoft decides to change the format, where’s your freedom to use other software than theirs to use the “free” file? Even worse, will it still be possible to open the old file after a few new versions of ms office?

Using a CC license means you want to allow others to reuse your file in some way or another.
Using a proprietary file format means you don’t really care if others will be able to reuse it.
These two things do not combine. Please use open standards (such as Open Document Format) for storing your free information.

Thank you.

Taco Buitenhuis

By: anonymous coward Sat, 24 Jun 2006 04:10:34 +0000 I’d recommend take a look at this one:

“Free information in a proprietary format isn’t truly free.”

By: Nathan Jones Thu, 22 Jun 2006 22:35:57 +0000 Q: Is there a standard way to CC-licence ODF (Open Document Format) files, or is MS the first to offer this?

By: Dario Salvelli Thu, 22 Jun 2006 20:30:20 +0000 Hi Mr. Lessig. I am writing an article on this matter for the newspaper which I collaborate with Sole 24 ore ( i would like to have a personal opinion of his on the Microsoft-CC coalition and the perspectives of the copyright on the World and in Italy in the specific one. U can send me a mail to dariosalvelli at gmail dot com . Thank you very much.

By: Admiral Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:29:19 +0000 I downloaded the Windows version, and it doesn’t work. I’m sure it’s a glitch.

By: Peter Rock Thu, 22 Jun 2006 07:52:46 +0000 Lessig says:

Office is a tool for creating. Giving the creator more control over that creativity is a way to make the Office platform more valuable to creators. And by incorporating CC licenses, more valuable to the public.

In theory this is true. However, Office by default implements proprietary formats which negate any direct relationship with the public right from the get-go. That is, the public must first go through the restrictions of proprietary MS Office formats in order to truly benefit.

For instance, as a user of free software and open standards for documents, I cannot benefit from the CC-licensed work encrusted with MS Office proprietary technology. The best I can hope for is that a program like OpenOffice will be able to open the file without much distortion – which is sometimes a lost cause if the file’s complexity is of a high degree.

The strange contradiction in this is the fact that what Larry says about giving “creators” more control is true – while the default format for MS Office documents directly conflicts with this axiom. Obviously, proprietary office formats take away control from the “creator” and give it to Microsoft.

Don’t get me wrong though. This can only be a positive move. As Larry stated, now others may be motivated to follow – hopefully a free software office suite will soon do just that.

By: Rob Myers Thu, 22 Jun 2006 05:16:34 +0000

PJ Writes: Creative Commons has announced that you can download a tool now from Microsoft that will attach a Creative Commons license of your choice to any Word, Excel or Powerpoint document. As much as I appreciate Creative Commons, I think you should look at the EULA and read it carefully before you say “I do.” I understand the hopes here, but it does seem a mismatch. I have marked the parts I particularly noticed. The tool makes the process easy, but it is not your only choice.

By: Seth Finkelstein Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:08:52 +0000 “But isn’t it strange for MSFT and Lessig to team-up?” I was asked.

I’m bad at politics, but I think that was a great opportunity to do a little PR. Say:

“No, in fact, I’m a moderate who seeks a third way, a middle path between competing extremes”.

You’re dealing with the story in their heads, and have the opportunity to try to push it to another story (not sure if it’ll work, as I said, not my field).