[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 09:10:34 EST 2007
Pamela Jones wrote:
> 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.
I'm not saying they don't have that right.
What I _am_ saying is that if you actually want your point to be taken
seriously, you write e-mails carefully and with due thought about who
you're writing to.
Quite frankly, I doubt at this point it makes much of a difference:
people are surely writing large numbers of form letters to these people,
repeating the same basic points in such a way as to patronise the reader
(as an excellent example, I don't think telling people they shouldn't
standardise a 6000 page spec. is a good point to make - especially when
there are points, such as the vector art markup language, which do
deserve to be mentioned). I fear the good letters will now be lost in a
sea of righteous indignation.
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