[Fsf-friends] india votes against ooxml

Viswanath Durbha viswanath.durbha@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Aug 24 15:41:48 IST 2007

Is there any place where we can read more information about the whole
process and discussions that led to this decision?

I was thinking of posting the story on www.fsdaily.com.

This might help other people and places where the standards debate is still on.

Thanks and Regards,

On 8/24/07, Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun at gnowledge.org> wrote:
> On 8/24/07, Linux Lingam <linuxlingam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Whether this be a battle or a war, I believe Dr Nagarjuna deserves a
> > > great deal of credit for his tireless and painstaking work in making
> > > the facts available to the Government.
> >
> > round of applause for nagarjuna, who i know has been personally
> > spending days and nights reading through stacks of documents and
> > collaborating with people to ensure india sticks to agreeable open
> > standards. kudos also to a lot of other people who've been working on
> > this for months and months tirelessly. way to go guys!
> Thanks  a lot.  This happened due to welcome support from Sun, IBM, Redhat,
> Google, to name a few, and academics from IITs and IIMs.
> >
> > > Thanks Nagarjuna, beer/coffee's on me next time you're in Delhi :)
> >
> > ah! nagarjuna's that will be at freed.in if not earlier!
> > as discussed a few weeks ago on the phone regarding your availability
> > and talk at freed.in. please register at the freed.in site with your
> > talk asap. today we noticed the slots are filling up rapidly.
> I have certainly marked the days,  please help me what should the topic be.
> SELF and Gnowsys are the ones that eat most of my time.  What do you people
> say?  If you also want me to talk on any other issue such as open document
> standards advocacy or road ahead for free software movement, I am ready.
> Give me your proposals.
> Nagarjuna
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