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

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:27 AM, marbux <marbux@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 8:29 AM, jose lorenzo <hozelda@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, Jose,
> You raise issues worthy of answer and I compliment you on your
> discussion of them. However, I ask a question on how you would prefer
> that I answer.
> The problem I perceive is that your post spans the subject matter of
> three different proposals, each of which has at least one separate
> thread in the record of the meeting. I am wary of a discussion that is
> already akin to search for a needle in a haystack to find any
> connection between them. I do not single you out here; I have
> contributed to the mess myself. But if I respond to the entirety of
> your post here, then there is no obvious connection between the
> different threads.
> At the same time, I would prefer that we move toward an integration of
> our discussion of related proposals and avoid so much as we feasibly
> can further fragmentation of their discussion.  Mailing lists were not
> designed for the kind of conversation we are having. Even a wiki would
> be better. I would suggest that we use one were it not for the fact
> that the list archives are the only officially designated record of
> this meeting.
This is your third para graph marbux.   This is where you are running
into issue.  People normally only read to this point.  Get you key
points and information in them.   Newspaper style writing.  Be clear
have you information in them.   If we find document confusing or have
to read too much there is a chance we will stuff up.   Anything not
clear and concise kinda get shot down on mailing lists.

People win with logic not bulk on mailing list.   Threats also
automatically make you fail.   Mailing lists cope quite well if used
correctly.  Its the using them correctly bit you have to get.

Don't fragment related ideas.
Don't do longer posts than what is need.  Formal writing is not
required.  News paper writing is.

You three ideas could have been in one post with a newpaper style
introduction then going off into more detail.   Providing links to
websites is permitted in most mailing lists if it supports your case
and is clear.   Mailing list really has no limits on what can be used
other than not sending everyone large emails.

Peter Dolding
PS.  Everyone screws up the first mailing list they join.

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