[clug] AGIMO bad bad bad

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jan 19 05:21:58 MST 2011

Mike Carden wrote on 19/01/11 6:53 PM:

> Hmmm, that's close to true, but not due to some shadowy conspiracy.
> We found out about this today and:
> 1. Several of us are mightily pissed off.
> 2. We weren't consulted.
> 3. I'm on 2 AGIMO committees and I had no inkling of this.
> 4. We are continuing to support ODF as a useful format for the very long term.
> Moves are afoot for a response from the NAA, but really, it's probably
> a done deal and it just codifies what's been happening for years.
> Still, I have to say that some of us are still trying to Fight The
> Good Fight from (almost) the inside.

All isn't necessarily lost, sanity has prevailed in the past.
Keep chiselling away.

Remember the Government OSI Profile (GOSIP) and how for years it was The
Truth, The Light, The Way??? And a staggeringly expensive, complex and
fraught networking 'standard'.

And within a space of 6 months it became irrelevant and disused globally
because of a simple policy change by the USA:
 use Industry Standards...

The US GOSIP 'standard':

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