[odf-discuss] Gnome, Ecma, and what governments (and FOSS?) should
pj at groklaw.net
Fri Nov 2 23:56:10 EDT 2007
A lot of us think you are doing real harm to the community's interest.
Should we be quiet? That isn't the community way.
Or should you think about what everyone is trying to tell you and alter
It's up to you. But no one is going to be quiet. So, if you wish to go
down in history as the guy who harmed the community's interests, you are
free to do so. But that is what will happen. I sent the article to show
you that outside of the community, it's already happening. That will be
your "name" in the history books.
And it's a shame. All you have to do it hold off a bit so as not to
create a wrong impression. Yet you fight to continue? Naturally, one
You state that you will "return to active participation
when the window for issues re-opens. There is no utility in my
attemping to resolve the national issues."
Are you saying that the window re-opens only after the vote in February?
If it is after, then why not make it public that you are not helping
with MSOOXML becoming a standard, if it's true that you are not? After
all, if it is only afterward that you will go back to work, it would be
true to say so. That would certainly help Gnome out, to make it clear
that there was no intention to be used by Microsoft.
But if it is before, exactly when is that going to happen? I know of no
such process before the vote. Can you clarify?
Jody Goldberg wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:13:47PM -0400, Pamela Jones wrote:
>> Since you don't follow my reasoning, let me show you someone else who
>> explains the issue in a way that may be clearer:
>> Will GNOME split give Microsoft Open XML standards win?
> This is a self inflicted wound. It's not MS that is making this
> argument it's you. These stories are appearing _now_ as a result of
> this discussion. By worrying that MS may do something, we are
> infact handing them a division on a silver platter. If they're
> smart, (whatever we think of their ethics, they do have smart people
> there) they will avoid weighing on this topic entirely.
> The act of inflating a simple technical procedure into 'poison' and
> worrying about how MS will spin it has produced exactly the results
> it seeks to avoid.
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