[odf-discuss] Here is Microsoft's spin on the JTC-1 contradictions
Lars D. Noodén
lars at umich.edu
Thu Feb 8 05:00:23 EST 2007
Interesting that the main thrust of the MS boosters' arguments in that
article seem to steer as far away from technical aspects as possible and
try to get into a name calling match, accusing pure political motivation
as sole or primary cause for setbacks for their product.
Then while people debate whether poor ol' MS is being picked on unfairly
by all those mean people, NGOs, businesses, universities and governments,
the technical problems can be safely forgotten about.
If I understand correctly that was also the main part of their appeal to
the NBs regarding the contradictions.
Also, I have one very big question about abstentions: from what I gather,
they count as a yes vote. So any country that abstains, regardless of the
sounds their representatives make, is in effect voting in favor and has to
answer for that, not for the noises made by their representatives. Deeds
So, in that context, in regards to India, several articles mentioned that
India had considered abstaining but actually filed an objection. The
eWeek article states otherwise. If it is in error, it should be corrected
because 1) to get the facts straight, 2) because eWeek gets redistirbuted
and the errors will propagate indefinitely, 3) Indian representatives are
probably at least a little interested in maintaining a good reputation.
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