[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
Jean Hollis Weber
jeanweber at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 19:27:02 EST 2007
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I posit that you don't deal with
> ISO the way you deal with an MP, or Massachusetts, or any
> political entity. I do not claim to know the perfect way to approach ISO,
> but I do advice everyone to keep in mind that ISO is not your local
> congressman. At least in theory, they should make decisions on technical
> merit, and they are not used to lobbying the way your MP, or
> Massachusetts might be. I advice everyone to keep that in mind when they
> write, lest your attempt back-fire. I think this is sound advice.
I suppose it's possible that Marbux's approach is appropriate in
the USA (maybe the standards folks there are used to being
lobbied as if they are politicians?). But even if that is true,
his approach may well not be appropriate in other countries.
I suggest, therefore, that the best general advice is to use care
and discretion and as much local knowledge as possible when
writing, which is pretty much what Daniel said.
I'd also like to remind people to mention any contacts on the
GrokDoc page, so others have an idea of how much prior contact
has been made with a specific person or committee.
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