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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: List of Patents required to implement OOXML (was: Rejection of
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:59:24 GMT
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:43 AM, Andrew C. Oliver <acoliver@buni.org> wrote:
>
>  "screw you we're not getting the proper patent grants and we're going to do
> what we want without listening to you" so I want to get the inevitable over
> with.  If it was "okay we disagree but will do our best and get the patent
> grants even though we think you're paranoid, when has Microsoft ever
> threatened this project or participated in patent trolling, attacked open
> source or attempted to redefine open source? The risk is minimal!  Why are
> you so distrustful? -- But we'll work with you" then I'd have a far
> different attitude.

I don't think either of those portrayals are ones that I would
identify with or support.

> BTW, I'll be voting -1 on any releases that
> include the OOXML work even in scratchpad on the grounds that there isn't
> sufficient reason to believe that it is legally safe to run without an
> OSD-violating EULA :-)

You are welcome to do so.  Just be aware of what the process is for
release votes:

http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html#ReleaseVotes

- Sam Ruby

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