Re: OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]

On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 23:46 -0400, Corey Burger wrote:
> On 10/29/07, Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org> wrote:
> > <quote who="Luis Villa">
> >
> > > So, uh... this apparently didn't happen, and now we're getting flamed
> > > (rightfully) for appearing to give a stamp of approval to a deeply flawed
> > > standard. So... when is the board making this happen?
> >
> > Although I disagree with the tone and content of your email, an announcement
> > is pending about a related issue, which may address concerns (legitimate or
> > not) raised about GNOME's involvement in TC45-M. Participation in the TC45-M
> > process does not imply approval or support for ISO standardisation of OOXML.
> Wait a sec. The simple matter is that we are getting hammered for
> something that isn't even true. How is the board fixing that?

By trying to clarify our position.  I agree though that FUD travels much
further and faster than facts.

> Corey


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