<OT> petition for Open Document standards for US governement

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Apr 11 06:28:57 UTC 2013

On 11/04/13 15:49, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Well, if we keep ratchet jawing about it Basil, maybe it will get some
>> of these mugwumps to go and sign it?  So here is the link again.
> Can someone please tell me why I should read this nonsense?

Actually it beats me why you bother to read this list at all.

Is there a special reason why you bother to read this list?

>   IMHO your
> local political campaigns have no place on this international list.

Where does the political part come into it (apart from the need for a 
petition to be presented to Congress)?

I live on the other side of the world so this petition does not concern 
me, per se, and so I cannot add my name to it.

But as a Linux user I take the view that the freedom of choice which 
Linux provides should be promoted. It is most regrettable, however, that 
one has to go to such extremes as putting together a petition to have 
the concept of a "free market" - in the land which preaches "free 
market" as the only path to everlasting life - put into practice.

But from your opening sentence it seems that you don't really care all 
that much about Linux and which is why I asked why you bother to read 
this list.


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