[Desktop_architects] OOXML - national bodies voting

John Cherry cherry at linux-foundation.org
Mon Aug 27 08:31:59 PDT 2007

The quotes page is now a public wiki...although nobody knows about it


I'll continue to update the page as quotes come in.  This is yet another
chance for you to receive fame, glory, and a chance to be heard.


On Sun, 2007-08-26 at 23:05 -0700, John Cherry wrote:
> Those of us at the Linux Foundation are working to reject Microsoft's
> bid to win ISO ratification for their DIS 29500 (OOXML) specification
> for office document file formats. The world already has an ISO standard
> for this problem and it's ODF or ISO 26300. The JTC1 5 month ballot
> period closes September 2nd.
> With September 2nd looming, the Linux Foundation is going to come out
> with a "formal" statement on Tuesday.  I realize that there have been
> document format wars raging in the blogs and the press for months, but I
> thought it would be a nice touch to the LF position statement if we
> could augment the statement with comments from the community of desktop
> architects (you guys).
> I am constructing a "quotes page" for specific comments from the desktop
> architects.  I will either pick these quotes up from the list here or
> you can send them to me directly.  If you post a short position
> statement of your own, there is a possibility that we will use it in the
> LF position statement as well, so please don't send anything to me that
> you don't want to have quoted.  All quotes on the "quotes page" must be
> attributed to somebody (nothing anonymous).
> Please keep your comments short (three or four concise sentences).  The
> objective is not to argue the case, but to publish the views of a
> variety of _heavyweights_ in the desktop development community.
> Sorry for the short notice, but the LF announcement will be going out on
> Tuesday evening, so we have about 48 hours to put this thing together.
> John
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