[Novalug] Please sign this Petition ( itismike at gmail.com )
itismike at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 13:31:54 EST 2007
On 1/3/07, Michael Stone <mstone at mathom.us> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 09:28:57AM -0500, Ken Kauffman wrote:
> >Many countries in the EU are just happy to even have a computer and
> >(God forbid) internet at this point. Pushing open standards agendas
> >for streaming video is probably not high up there on the agenda of
> >things to get done for most of them.
> I think you vastly underestimate the power of small special interest
> groups in the EU. (E.g., how much time/money is spent translating EU
> directives into Maltese--spoken by less than 400k people? Do you think
> there are more or less than 400k linux users in Europe?) That said, I
> agree that it's silly for non-Europeans to get involved in this.
> Mike Stone
Then don't sign it. The petition probably won't make a difference
anyway. But this effort to encourage a group to rally against a
blanket refusal to support open source gets some support from me.
Yes, I'm a Yank, but does it really matter? Nobody asked to see my
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