[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
pj at groklaw.net
Thu Jan 25 06:51:56 EST 2007
First of all, it's offensive to call letter writers Joe Sixpack. No one
here falls into that category.
It's elitist and inaccurate, but the truth is, the public is impacted by
whatever is adopted by any standards body. They have the full right to
express their concerns too.
Alex Hudson wrote:
> Pamela Jones wrote:
>> You failed to quote the entire letter, which I have in full. It ended
>> by saying that the individual hoped to prevent the rushing mistake
>> regarding ODF from slipping past them with EOXML.
> Obviously, I don't have access to whatever you're looking at, but the
> letter I quoted from ends with the paragraph I quoted. If they have set
> responses to the points people are making, that's probably even worse.
> Whether or not some positive sentiments are offered doesn't detract from
> the point: there are many arguments which will not go over well in
> different places, and you have to be measured in what you say.
> The positive responses I have seen have some where people have focused
> less on telling the various committee members how they should do their
> job and more on the task at hand. Sending these guys the same e-mails
> about how they can't possibly standardise a 6000 page spec. is unlikely
> to wash, because chances are that they've figured out how big it is for
> themselves and can take a view on that without Joe Sixpack telling them
> how to think.
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