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

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Mr. Merrell,

You sent a communication to my private address, CCing this group, in
which you expounded at great length as to my knowledge, abilities and

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 02:31:28 -0700
From: marbux <marbux@gmail.com>
To: "Craig A. Eddy" <tyche@cox.net>
Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] PROPOSAL -- Name change for
proposed TC
Cc: oiic-formation-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org

You were wrong.  I feel that, this one time, you have the right to
learn just how wrong you were, this one time.  Therefore:

marbux wrote:
> According to the contact information on this web site,
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CraigAEddy>, you are same Craig Eddy whose
> website that is.
> I see that your biography page is on an Ubuntu site and that you claim
> to be member of the Arizona Ubuntu team.
At that point, your exposition stopped being factual and entered some
"flight of fancy" world that even a Science Fiction author would
avoid.  Since you have managed to use Google to begin your
introduction of me, allow me to assist you with some points that might
interest you (you DID read the site, didn't you?):

1.  I am Craig A. Eddy (I know I am.  It says so on my driver's
license), also known as Tyche on websites, blogs, and IRC.  One such
site you have already managed to find.  Congratulations!

2.  I am a private U.S. citizen with the rights to my own opinions,
just as you have rights to your opinions.  I don't claim that my
opinions are the ONE TRUE WAY, or that all others must be subservient
to mine.  In fact, I have been known to be wrong on occasion.  I think
the last time was a year or so ago.

3.  My volunteer affiliations, such as being a member of the
Ubuntu-Arizona Team, have no bearing on this mailing list, and no
influence on my opinions concerning ODF or the formation of a
Technical Committee.  I'm almost surprised that you didn't try to use
the fact that I'm registered on the Groklaw website as one of the
foundations for your diatribe.  It would have had as much bearing on
the matter:  i.e. none at all.  Or that I was a truck driver or CAD
draftsman.  (Ah yes.  I can just see trying to get driving a truck to
conform to MSOOXML)

4.  I am not a lawyer, nor am I trained in legal matters.  My degree
is in philosophy.  To quote an old joke, "these ears are finely tuned
BS detectors".  My opinions and comments are not written by either an
attorney at law nor an attorney in fact.  I'm quite capable of writing
my own opinions, as I have and did.  Really, should I take your
presumption that they were written by an attorney as a compliment or
as an insult?  I chose to take them neither way, since such an
outlandish allegation is merely humorous in its extremity.  Even my
wife laughed at that one.

5.  I am not a member of, nor even heard of, the Ubuntu Foundation,
nor do I speak for any organization, affiliation, corporate entity or
individual with regard to ODF or the OIIC TC.  If they choose to go in
my direction, that's up to them.  I'm sure they can come to their own
opinions without help from me.

6.  You mentioned Mark Shuttleworth, as if that were some sort of
"whip" to hold over me.  Since he is not my employer such
name-dropping misses its "mark" by quite a bit.  He is welcome to view
and comment on my opinions, just as you and anyone else are.  However,
he has no influence or bearing on how or whether I voice my opinions
concerning ODF or the OIIC TC.  It is a well known fact that an
individual can have interests and opinions outside of those held by
groups to which one is affiliated.  To presume otherwise is to attempt
to pidgin-hole individuals into tight, narrow boxes.  Sorry, I'm to
fat to fit in such a box.

The rest of the drivel in your post isn't worth my commenting on as it
is off topic, irrelevant, ad hominem and lacks any bearing on reality
at all.  It simply demonstrates the use of allegations, insinuations
and presumptions without any foundation in fact.  They are your
opinions, and you are welcome to them. Just as I am welcome to ignore
any further postings of yours as being unimportant and not worthy of
my time to read them.

Paul E. Merrell, J.D. (Marbux), I turn my back on you.  And so, the
shunning begins.

Craig A. Eddy
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