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OpenDocument petition

Postby Nigel » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:30 pm

You might like to know that there's a petition on the 10 Downing Street site here urging the PM to promote the use of OpenDocument over proprietary (eg MS) formats.

Not that I suspect he'll take a lot of notice... the anti-road-pricing one got 1.8million signatures & he's not backing away from it.
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RE: OpenDocument petition

Postby towy71 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:34 pm

Done, now they have my address I'll start building the barricades :o :o ;-)
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RE: OpenDocument petition

Postby Rhakios » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:18 pm

Also done. Do you think Tony will send us all an e-mail about this one?
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Re: RE: OpenDocument petition

Postby Nigel » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:38 pm

Rhakios wrote:Also done. Do you think Tony will send us all an e-mail about this one?

Probably - full of waffle and half-baked excuses as to why he can't/won't do anything to help as usual :(
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RE: Re: RE: OpenDocument petition

Postby M0PHP » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:48 pm

Something like this Nigel? ;)

That is the backdrop to this issue. As my response makes clear, this is not about imposing "proprietary formats" or introducing "vendor lock-in". This is a complex subject, which cannot be resolved without a thorough investigation of all the options, combined with a full and frank debate about the choices we face at a local and national level. That's why I hope this detailed response will address your concerns and set out how we intend to take this issue forward. I see this email as the beginning, not the end of the debate, and the links below provide an opportunity for you to take it further.


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Re: RE: OpenDocument petition

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:17 pm

towy71 wrote:Done, now they have my address I'll start building the barricades :o :o ;-)


They already had my address- at least the inland revenue did, which is why I got a bill for £400 "underpaid tax for 2004-5 plus interest" last month, because our accountants had cocked my company car benefit declaration :(
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