[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Fri Jan 26 15:01:04 EST 2007
On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 11:25 -0800, marbux wrote:
> Those people must take sides.
You confuse "they make a decision" with "they are either with us or they
are the enemy". This scares me. It really does. I truly hope that this
decision is not based on who yells the loudest. I really truly do.
Because if ISO can be politicized so easily, there is no point in having
> Why don't you try bouncing that thought off the folks in the FFII
> leadership who got people marching in the streets to successfully stop
> the E.C.'s Directive on Computer-Assisted Inventions and bombarding
> MPs with letters and emails?
Once again, please understand the difference between an MP and ISO. Your
MP is a politician. He is allowed, and _required_ to be political. It is
his _job_ to cave into public pressure. ISO members are techies whose
_job_ is to be dispassionate and non-political.
I happen to have a few contacts (some you know, some you don't), who are
much closer to the issue and better informed than you are, and they have
all independently confirmed that your Chewbacca approach is the wrong
> I will say it again. The words you are using came from Microsoft,
> either directly or indirectly. You are attempting to pull the fangs
> from a public interest lobbying campaign. Please stop it or go sign up
> with Microsoft's lobby. Your position has no valid role in this
> discussion other than reversing whatever damage you have caused to the
"If you are not with me, you are against me".
"Either you agree with my tactics or you are the enemy".
> Please get on the bandwagon or get out of the way.
May you live in interesting times.
May people in high places take notice of you.
May all your wishes come true.
-- Chinese curse.
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