[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
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Fri Jan 26 07:47:22 EST 2007
And write representing more than one person if that is possible e.g. I
wrote as Oxford Archaeology, not as me.
On 26/01/07, Pamela Jones <pj at groklaw.net> wrote:
> I have seen responses to letters. It has all been very, very positive.
> Be polite, be technical, use local wisdom, but reputational harm is a
> very strong argument from a legal, not a political, standpoint.
> There is no reason to hold back, from all I am hearing. Just don't send
> any goofy or nasty letters. Concern is appropriate, and there is no
> reason not to write to more than one person. How do you know which one
> will be the one to get it? If you have concerns about "spam", write a
> different letter or email to each one.
> Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> > 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.
> > --Jean
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