[clug] AGIMO seeks comments (again) on productivity software file formats

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Fri Feb 17 04:11:45 MST 2012

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On 02/17/2012 09:25 PM, Steve Walsh wrote:
> No, I'm sure it reads

Ah, I can tell my subtle attempt at allegory got lost in the wires somehow :-)

> That seems like a pretty wide reaching generalisation, Paul. Do you have any
> indications that MSFT is shipping zone managers around to negotiate site
> licence deals, even with AGIMO?

Ah, Steve, once again you call me to account on that crucial piece of detail
whose failure collapses my whole argument.  Your dedication to this cause is
wonderful to behold :-)

I don't know why, Steve, you seem to have taken this as some kind of personal
attack on you, the government, AGIMO, or whoever.  I'm not sure how you get
from my fairly simple observations about vendor lock-in to some kind of
suggestion that user groups will need to answer all their questions,
especially from top secret agencies.  I'm really confounded as to how you got
"Open source is totally free! you don't have to pay a cent!" out of my post
which didn't mention cost at all.

I'm sorry that I seem to have upset you, and I apologise for causing it.

Hope this helps,


P.S. my offer to meet up in person so you can explain exactly how I have
offended you and to offer in some way to apologise and explain my actions
still stands and I place myself at your convenience.
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