Posted tagged ‘Standards’

враг народа – “Enemy of the people”

March 12, 2008

As I pointed out in a recent post, it seems like the turncoat Durusau has deserted our ranks.

With his interest in Russian peasants, he should be well aware of the methods of the Cheka/GPU:

In a depature from my usual (new-found) fascination with ISO regulations, I would like to look at some that might pertain to Mr Durusau:

Article 58 (RSFSR Penal Code)

I would suggest that the following clauses might apply:

58-1а. Treason: death sentence or 10 years of prison, both cases with property confiscation.

58-3. Contacts with foreigners “with counter-revolutionary purposes”.  

58-4. Any kind of help to “international bourgeoisie” which, not recognizing the equality of communist political system, strives to overthrow it.

58-10. Anti-Soviet and counter-revolutionary propaganda and agitation.

I have been poring over the OASIS regulations and have unfortunately found no powers to execute Mr Durusau, as would likely be his sentence, according to Article 58.  Perhaps I can just execute his cow instead. 

Another fact for the Burton Group

February 13, 2008

I mentioned that the Burton Group had been remiss in not stating the implicit “equally true mathematical fact that IBM plus independent members also control 70% of the votes”

Here is another fact (Sun take note).

There is no mandated limit to the size of the ODF TC and votes are on a per member, not per organization basis.

After accepting a few new members from IBM (we already have 11, compared to Sun’s 7 and Novell’s 3), who then attend 2 consecutive meetings (required to gain voting rights), the voting members could look like this, if a few non-IBM people unexpectedly did not attend 2 consecutive meetings and lost their voting rights :

IBM 355,000

Sun 1 (Co-Chair)

Others 0 

If Sun decided to play hardball, they would be outnumbered by 10:1.

We could easily outvote Sun, Microsoft and Novell combined.

Now that’s control.

In a parallel universe …

February 3, 2008

Microsoft gives away mainframes, threatens Sun