Reject proprietary formats: Say NO to secret documents!
The files created by Microsoft Office and Apple's iWork are not created in OpenDocument format -- instead, Microsoft and Apple control the formats their software create -- leaving users worldwide at their mercy, and with a string of incompatible documents.
You can make a difference!
By rejecting all files created in Microsoft Office and Apple iWork and pledging to use OpenDocument, you can send a strong message to your friends, colleagues and businesses that you do not support the actions of these companies.
By rejecting these files, you can open a friendly dialog with the person, and ask them to support a free society by using a free format like OpenDocument.
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment
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- Thanks for your email. Unfortunately you've sent me a Microsoft file format. To promote open standards on the web I'm only accepting documents in OpenDocument format. Please visit http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument to get started with OpenDocument today.
- I'm sorry, but you sent me an attachment in a format that I refuse to use. I use the OpenDocument format. Please visit http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument to get started with OpenDocument today.
- Can you please resend your attachment in OpenDocument format? I refuse to accept Microsoft Word documents or Microsoft Excel documents, because using proprietary formats is bad for freedom and bad for the web. Please visit http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument to get started with OpenDocument today.
- I am unable to accept your attachment because it is in a proprietary format. Proprietary formats impose restrictions on users and infringe upon their freedoms. I would appreciate it if you would resend your attachment in OpenDocument format, which is non-proprietary. To read more about the OpenDocument format and why it is important to you, visit: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument. To download free software that supports OpenDocument, visit: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument/download.