[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Jan 22 12:00:05 EST 2007
No. "known and dealt with" is not an accurate description. You and I
might have spent all weekend working on a document, and we might have
been contacting people, but that is not enough to say "don't worry about
it, don't do anything". Yes, please do worry about it and please do do
I didn't go without sleep well weekend to have people ignore the issue
because "it's been dealt with".
On Mon, 2007-22-01 at 08:57 -0800, marbux wrote:
> The situation is known and is being dealt with. Trust me.
> On 1/22/07, Ian Lynch <ian.lynch at zmsl.com> wrote:
> > Can anyone and everyone follow this up. I'm really quire surprised
> > because I assumed IBM and Sun through the ODA would be lobbying. I'm off
> > on holiday soon so no real time to do much about it.
> > Ian
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> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: mikeb at gbdirect.co.uk
> > To: ian.lynch at zmsl.com
> > Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:48:25 +0000
> > Subject: OOXML
> > Hi Ian,
> > I've written to the chair of the BSI panel on XML, on behalf of the UKUUG, objecting to the fast-track
> > proposal for OOXML.
> > So far the ONLY negative voices he has heard are from me and from Sebastian Rahtz at Oxford (in response
> > to my asking Sebastian to write).
> > If we are to defeat the fast-track proposal an urgent write-in campaign needs to be organised.
> > Is it possible to get each member of OSC individually to write to him? This really can make a difference
> > I think.
> > Grounds for objecting should be fears of
> > - user confusion
> > - bringing BSI and ISO/IEC into disrepute
> > - technical deficiencies in the proposal
> > All of which need to be clarified before accepting the proposal, because fast-tracking it does not allow
> > those to be resolved.
> > The chair of the BSI panel is Francis Cave (francis at franciscave.com).
> > Objections need to be in by Friday at the latest, earlier is better.
> > Do you think there is any chance of getting some results on this?
> > The same should be done by Schoolforge members perhaps?
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
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