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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] PROPOSAL -- Name change for proposed TC

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:17 PM,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> -1
> Choosing a name that differs by only whitespace from a EU governments
> initiative (Open Document Exchange Formats) appears to be pure mischief,
> much as using an organization called the OpenDocument Foundation, which
> shares the same acronym as ODF, and then lobbying against the OpenDocument
> Format standard.
> Just say no.
> Further, in my opinion such a name violates OASIS TC Policy 2.2 1(a), which
> forbids names that are "misleading or inappropriate".  We should not be
> implying an affiliation that does not exist.   On similar grounds , calling
> the TC the "UN High Commission on Refugees ODF Interoperability TC" would be
> rejected.
> In any case, the concept of an IIC TC is already well-established in OASIS.

Just as suspected. IBM is unwilling to disclose its real agenda for this TC.

Unless you disclose IBM's real agenda for this TC, the only reasonable
inference from surrounding circumstances and from your proposals,
decisions as this meeting's leader, and your responses to proposals
carefully designed to actually achieve a specification requiring
interoperable implementations is that this proposed TC is nothing but
smoke and mirrors to distract public attention from the negotiation
among the big vendors on the ODF TC.

We've all been deceived folks. The big vendors don't want folks
watching their real negotiation. There is nothing to this proposed TC
actually intended to achieve the interoperability of ODF


Paul E. Merrell, J.D. (Marbux)

Universal Interoperability Council

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