On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 06:18:39PM +0000, Gareth Eason wrote:
> Does the ILUG, as an organisation, wish to put a formal letter
> in expressing their concern regarding the potential failings
> with this process?
Personally, I'd rather ILUG didn't try to become a lobby group. It
doesn't suit ILUG, we're a users-group, and we all have many different
opinions rgarding nearly everything - we just all happen to use Linux.
If ILUG is to put anything out it should be pretty narrowly restricted
to the effect of whatever MS is doing on Linux and Linux users. I don't
know what those are :-) It's hard to think fo real objective real-world
effects, I don't really see how it makes much difference to using Linux.
So what if MS get an ISO standard? That'd just show how relatively
worthless an ISO standard without any context is anyway. It sounds like
it's just part of a marketting war and people want to brandish the "ours
is ISO standardised" tag-line, as if that means something. Mneh :-)
That said, if people disagree and want to issue some kind of position
paper or formal letter, I'll be more than happy to help, I've dealt with
the NSAI before too.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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