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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Proposed Use case -- Interoperability in vertical and horizontal ODF markets

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:23 PM, marbux <marbux@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:47 PM,  <Andrew.Updegrove@gesmer.com> wrote:
>>> I note your attempt to change the subject of this thread with only an
>>> appeal to ignorance. I decline your flame bait. Do you have anything
>>> to offer to the discussion of the technical or legal merits of my
>>> proposed use case regarding interoperability in vertical and
>>> horizontal ODF markets?
>> Paul, it was a last attempt to try to see whether your place in the
>> community could be salvaged, intended in friendship.  This listserv has a
>> purpose defined by consensus, and not by a single participant.  No one has
>> an obligation to respond to everything, or even anything, you say, if they
>> don't think it is within scope, or has already been adequately addressed, or
>> is without merit.
>> If that is flamebait, then I think that our ability to communicate is over.
>> Goodbye, Paul.  It was nice knowing you, up to a point.
> I note that you respond only with another excuse for not addressing
> the merits of my proposal, including an implicit mischaracterization
> of the law reqarding the consensus process that must be observed. The
> Supreme Court disagreed in some detail with your characterization of
> "consensus" in the Indian Head decision.
> The consensus to be achieved at this meeting must be:
> "based on the *merits* of objective expert judgments and through
> procedures that prevent the standard-setting process from being biased
> by members with economic interests in stifling product competition."
Yes that is legal consensus.   Mailing list consensus is won by simple
and logically proving you point.

Threats are a complete failure under Mailing lists.

Answer your problems.   Text longer than what you need does not help
you on mailing lists either.
Drifting off topic and threating people don't help either.

Peter Dolding

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