The chairs of the ODF Technical Committee at OASIS have made a new response to my recent blogs which query the concentration of voting power in the ODF TC by...wait for it...not showing the corporate affiliations on the rollcall list in the latest minutes. A cunning plan indeed!
Either that or all members of the ODF TC have resigned from their day jobs.
This comes after my blog on the last meeting, where application makers outnumbered representatives of users 10:1. In the comments to that blog item, one of the ODF TC co-chairs characterizes my comments on the desirability of broader participation by non-vendor participants as like "broad participation from vacuum cleaner salesmen, Egyptologists and professional oboe players." Not exactly the warmest of welcomes.
My patient readers will no doubt be interested in the tally from the latest meetings. Here is the annotated rollcall:
Bob Jolliffe, Republic of South Africa, Department of Science and
+David Faure, KDE e.V.
+David Wheeler, Institute for Defense Analyses
+Dennis E. Hamilton
+Donald Harbison, IBM
+Eike Rathke, Sun Microsystems
+Eric Patterson, Microsoft
+Florian Reuterr, Novell
+Jomar Silva, ODF Alliance
+Michael Brauer, Sun Microsystems
+Ming Fei Jia, IBM
+Oliver-Rainer Wittmann, Sun Microsystems
+Peter Junge, Beijing Redflag Chinese 2000 Software Co., Ltd.
+Robert Weir (presiding), IBM
+Stephen Peront, Microsoft
Voting Members are indicated with a + before their name.
- 13 of 17 voting members (88%) were in attendance, so quorum requirements were met.
I think there is a typo there, because there are 15 members, not 13.
So that gives the ratio and percents of voting members of the TC as
1) Office suite developers: 11/15 = 73%
2) Commercial voters: 10/15 = 67%
3) Voters associated with a single code base: 7/15 = 47%
which is pretty much inline with the figures from the previous 12 weeks.