Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map) - Linux

This is a discussion on Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map) - Linux ; Roy Schestowitz wrote: > Pretoria ODF Users Workshop > > ,----[ Quote ] > | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who > | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

  1. Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > Pretoria ODF Users Workshop
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who
    > | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have decided for all
    > | the usual reasons that ODF makes sense for their use, or that of their
    > | department, or their agency, or their government. We’re seeing
    > | interesting and varying bottom up, top down, and middle out patterns of
    > | adoption in different parts of the world.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=2671


    Shouldn't there be a little blue dot in MA, where Peter Quinn did so much to
    help publicise ODF - and thereby incurred Microsoft's ire?:-)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_J._Quinn



  2. Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    ____/ bbgruff on Monday 13 October 2008 22:35 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> Pretoria ODF Users Workshop
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who
    >> | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have decided for all
    >> | the usual reasons that ODF makes sense for their use, or that of their
    >> | department, or their agency, or their government. We’re seeing
    >> | interesting and varying bottom up, top down, and middle out patterns of
    >> | adoption in different parts of the world.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=2671

    >
    > Shouldn't there be a little blue dot in MA, where Peter Quinn did so much to
    > help publicise ODF - and thereby incurred Microsoft's ire?:-)
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_J._Quinn


    Give it a month or two before Microsoft shills like hAl 'correct' (revisionism)
    this Wikipedia article to indicate that Peter never existed.

    They went to great length to re-tell the story of OOXML corruptions and ISO
    helped them. All for self gain (reputation restoration), of course.

    - --
    ~~ Best of wishes

    Roy S. Schestowitz | "Have you compiled your kernel today?"
    http://Schestowitz.com | RHAT Linux | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
    23:05:01 up 7 days, 11:56, 1 user, load average: 0.67, 1.01, 1.08
    http://iuron.com - Open Source knowledge engine project
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

    iEYEARECAAYFAkjz1QgACgkQU4xAY3RXLo5mYwCfZIsGKsnKWA lSaMKf6ChYOBzc
    cXUAn2BcVPzDO0GdyMMSgaq7DYR5JHXA
    =2Edu
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

  3. Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

    bbgruff wrote:
    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> Pretoria ODF Users Workshop
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who
    >> | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have decided for all
    >> | the usual reasons that ODF makes sense for their use, or that of their
    >> | department, or their agency, or their government. We’re seeing
    >> | interesting and varying bottom up, top down, and middle out patterns of
    >> | adoption in different parts of the world.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=2671

    >
    > Shouldn't there be a little blue dot in MA, where Peter Quinn did so much to
    > help publicise ODF - and thereby incurred Microsoft's ire?:-)
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_J._Quinn



    The map won't show how much MS Office prices and profits have and will
    continue to drop due to the threat of OOo adoption. If I recall
    correctly, that was part of what happened in MA.

  4. Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

    After takin' a swig o' grog, bbgruff belched out
    this bit o' wisdom:

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> Pretoria ODF Users Workshop
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who
    >> | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have decided for all
    >> | the usual reasons that ODF makes sense for their use, or that of their
    >> | department, or their agency, or their government. We?re seeing
    >> | interesting and varying bottom up, top down, and middle out patterns of
    >> | adoption in different parts of the world.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=2671

    >
    > Shouldn't there be a little blue dot in MA, where Peter Quinn did so much to
    > help publicise ODF - and thereby incurred Microsoft's ire?:-)
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_J._Quinn


    The U.S. is looking like quite a backwater. It can't be due to the
    worst Administration since Reconstruction, can it?

    --
    The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and
    robbers there will be.
    -- Lao Tsu

  5. Re: [News] ODF Spreads Around the World (Colour Map)

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Chris Ahlstrom

    wrote
    on Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:46:25 -0400
    :
    > After takin' a swig o' grog, bbgruff belched out
    > this bit o' wisdom:
    >
    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> Pretoria ODF Users Workshop
    >>>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | What always strikes me at such gatherings is the passion of those who
    >>> | have committed to adopting ODF. You get people who have decided for all
    >>> | the usual reasons that ODF makes sense for their use, or that of their
    >>> | department, or their agency, or their government. We?re seeing
    >>> | interesting and varying bottom up, top down, and middle out patterns of
    >>> | adoption in different parts of the world.
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>> http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=2671

    >>
    >> Shouldn't there be a little blue dot in MA, where Peter Quinn did so much to
    >> help publicise ODF - and thereby incurred Microsoft's ire?:-)
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_J._Quinn

    >
    > The U.S. is looking like quite a backwater. It can't be due to the
    > worst Administration since Reconstruction, can it?
    >


    Some are claiming that the seeds of this bitter fruit
    were sown during the Reagan Administration. If one takes
    the economy as a water metaphor, the government "pump"
    was downgraded during same because he reduced the top tax
    rate, chopping it from 70% to about 36% or thereabouts --
    I'd have to look.[*]

    (To be sure, the "pools" of deep pocket investors were
    very glad to get more water into their "tanks".)

    For its part Clinton did nothing to alleviate this issue,
    mostly because he was hamstrung in 1994 by a Republican
    Congress, lasting for the rest of his Presidency -- and,
    for that matter, until 2006. Nor would I consider
    Clinton a true leftist -- he was rather middle-of-the road,
    if not skewed a little right, though he did have a leftist
    opinion on certain social issues.

    This pump continued to decline in power during the Bush II
    era, until the back-pressure built up to a point where
    the filter -- namely, us -- tore.

    We now get to repair the filter. At this point the
    analogy is suspect, mostly because it's far from clear
    whether repairing the filter, priming the pump by adding
    more water into an already broken system, improving the
    pump (by raising taxes -- that'll go over about as well
    as requiring everyone to run Microsoft Windows Vista!),
    or completely replacing the structure containing the
    filter by something along the lines of Venezuelan-style
    or USSR-style socialism/communism.

    Or maybe a combination of all of the above?

    Of course the last is *very* fanciful, and probably the
    worst solution anyway; the Eastern European economies just
    after the USSR's collapse are well-documented examples
    of the failure of the socialist-implemented communistic
    economy. Even the farthest of the far left Democrats
    aren't close to any sort of USSR-style communism.

    But both major candidates do want to re-regulate the
    banking industry. (Yes, there are other candidates --
    one of them is from the Socialist Party USA, in fact,
    namely the Brian Moore/Stewart Alexander ticket. There
    is also a Socialist Worker's party, with Róger Calero
    and Alyson Kennedy. Yes, Virginia, there *is* a Left,
    and it's rather farther Left than the current crop of
    Democrats. ;-) )

    And then there's our trade policies, which do nothing
    to protect local industry from the ravages of
    global competition. They do, however, cheapen goods
    for us consumers.
    [*] it gets more complicated, actually; the actual
    collected amount from corporate entities during Carter
    was about 35% if I'm not totally mistaken, and dropped
    considerably during the Reagan and Bush years, to
    maybe 15%.

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Linux. Because life's too short for a buggy OS.
    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

+ Reply to Thread