[odf-discuss] [Fwd: OOXML]
pj at groklaw.net
Fri Jan 26 10:44:51 EST 2007
Well, at least we can agree that it's wise to be sensitive to reactions.
Alex Hudson wrote:
> 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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