[odf-discuss] GNOME Foundation Statement on ECMA TC45-M
jdub at perkypants.org
Sat Nov 24 13:56:24 EST 2007
<quote who="Lars Noodén">
> That one shouldn't have gotten through but it did...
(Apparently my mails are now being moderated and blocked from the mailing
list -- so much for an open dialogue!)
> Actually it is rather a bizarre oversight, given the established practice
> in computer standards and, especially, ISO's own policy of "One standard,
> one test - Accepted everywhere"
That was a slogan from 2002, not a policy. The actual policy aims to avoid
contradicting standards. Regardless, the GNOME Foundation does not support
or endorse OOXML becoming an ISO standard, *REGARDLESS OF ISO POLICY ABOUT
CONTRADICTING STANDARDS*, so it is simply irrelevant.
> > ... We're not going to take an extreme
> > ...
> Watch the name calling, please, if you wish to continue here.
There was no name-calling in my post.
> Given that GNOME's "position" appears to be backing the MS "two
> specifications" tactic, it is a legitimate criticism.
The GNOME Foundation's position does not in any way shape or form back ISO
standardisation of OOXML. That was absolutely clear from the statement, and
to read it any other way is simply and fundamentally mistaken.
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