[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma,
and what governments (and FOSS?) should have done
daniel at zmsl.com
Fri Nov 2 07:05:05 EDT 2007
> - I do not believe you have supported your argument that Gnome is
> helping OOXML become an ISO standard, given that Jody is not
> participating in the conflict resolution process.
> I admit I has missed this last information earlier. However, I believe
> I have explained this concern in a reply to Jody. Not helping
> directly, of course, but as Ian puts it, this is a political/
> perception fight, and an indirect one, hence the concern.
The ISO ballot resolution process is not a political or perception fight. Market share and government acceptance are political, fine, but the ballot resolution process is strictly a matter of going through every conflict raised by a National Body in the previous stage and addressing it directly. None of the issues raised was "not enough supporters". Showing more supporters and convincing everyone that FOSS guys love OOXML will not remove any of the conflicts raised by National Bodies.
You are welcome to argue a marketing/politics angle ("governments will accept OOXML if Gnome is seen to support it"), and I'll support that argument. But let's not confuse it with the ISO ballot resolution process ("Gnome is helping OOXML become an ISO standard").
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