For english speaking persons
I have invited the guerilla guys to contact me personally to be able to give the right information in an adult way.
I expect this to happen, so you will get the right resons for our action. It has actually nothing to do with the voting.
This little wonderful nugget of a comment hit the post on IAMCP’s legal action against SIS last night. Got to love it. Adult way. Nice.
Listen Valentino. The process that SIS used was knowingly SUBVERTED, not by SIS but by Microsoft partners. The idea, and this is to a certain extent a gentlemen’s agreement, is that if you want to vote you need to take part in the process. No exceptions. I don’t care what way your vote was going to be cast, if you hadn’t been there for the discussions you have no place casting votes. Period. That is what “securely participate in a standardisation process” means. Read the standard, discuss it with the stakeholders (did anyone of your members bother to talk to the people from the Royal Library that are actually tasked with ensuring that documents are stored in a future proof way, they were part of the original group, voted no for some reason). That is the process. There is nothing else to it. Turning up and paying the membership fee when it’s time to vote can only be construed as “securely participating in the standardisation process” if your interest are to push the decision one way or the other for reasons that are hidden from the other participants. As a pot smoking surfer would put it: “Not cool, dude”. So the reason you are doing what you are doing is because SIS’ board overturned the decision. This whole story is rotten borough through and through but this time with a Deus Ex Machina in the form of the board that actually had the balls to say that what was done wasn’t in line with the INTENT of the process. And Valentino, feel free to comment here and tell everyone your side of the story.
And just for the record: I don’t think that OOXML was anywhere near a state where it could be fast-tracked through standardisation.