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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Request for Introductions - Please, introduceyourself to us!
Alright, my introduction... Full name: Daniel Carrera People call me: Daniel Organization: ------------- Should this be the organization I work for or the one that is sponsoring me to work on the TC? * I work for a computer company in the United Kingdom called The Learning Machine. * I am being sponsored by the OpenDocument Foundation to be in the TC. What I do: ---------- I'm a mathematecian by training, but I work as a web developer. My employer sells a computer certificate that, among other things, teaches about open source. My employer also sponsors me to work on the OpenDocument Fellowship during regular hours. Interest in spreadsheets: ------------------------- My interest in spreadsheets comes from my wanting to see OpenDocument create a level playing field for all competitors. That's the maing goal for me. Therefore: * I want OpenDocument to be complete, and right now it needs a formula specification. * I want the formula specification to be /technically/ capable of creating free competition (ie. to not disadvantage any player). * I want the formula specification to be /legally/ capable of creating free competition (ie. to not disadvantage any player). Expertise: ---------- My most relevant expertise is a good mathematics background. I did about 4 years of graduate work after my original math degree. I am not an implementor though. Best, Daniel. David A. Wheeler wrote: > Could everyone on the office-formula mailing list introduce themselves > to everyone else, by doing a "reply-all" to this email? Don't introduce > yourself just to ME... I'd like everyone to know a little about each other. > I realize many of you know each other anyway, but not everyone does, and > having it recorded in the OASIS archives will make it easy for > people to find it later. > > Basically, tell us the name YOU would like to be called, your organization, > a little about your interests in spreadsheet implementations, and why > you're interested in a standard for formulas. I'd especially like to know if > there are any > particular goals/aspirations you have for the resulting specification. > If you have any relevant expertise (such as implementor, heavy user, > strong mathematical expertise, legal knowledge, or standards/OASIS > procedural knowledge), please let us know that too. ODF members: > if you also work with other organizations, feel free to let us know that. > > In PARTICULAR, if you are a developer of one or > more spreadsheet implementations, or your organization develops > one or more spreadsheet implementations, please let us > know what they are. NOTE: If you or your organization > develops spreadsheets, saying so does NOT automatically > commit your organization to a specification. Few people will > commit to a specification that isn't done! But it helps to know > where people are coming from. > > We have a few "Observers". According to OASIS rule 1n, observers can > be subscribed to the email list but not "participate" in email list > discussions. > However, unless there's an objection, I'd like to hear self-introductions > from even the observers (if they're willing). I don't view > self-introductions > as "participation", and it would help to know who everyone is. If you > are an observer but want to stay anonymous, that's fine. If you want > to do > more than observe, please talk to me; my goal is MAXIMUM participation. > > Note: Per OASIS rule 2.4, membership is per person, not per organization, > and is not transferable from person to person. Also, 2.13 states > "Organizations do not vote in TCs." Thus, although many of us are > from specific organizations, I expect that everyone will work TOGETHER > to create the best possible specification for ALL... and not JUST for > the organization they represent. Still, it's sometimes helpful to know > "where people are coming from". > > Thanks very much!! > > --- David A. Wheeler > > -- /\/`) http://opendocumentfellowship.org /\/_/ /\/_/ I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for \/_/ stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels / off of everything and let the problem solve itself?