[mpeg-OTspec] RE: New work on 3rd edition of the OFF (AHG kick-off)

Levantovsky, Vladimir vladimir.levantovsky at monotypeimaging.com
Tue Aug 7 18:17:32 CEST 2012

The answer is “yes, he did”, if you ask me. ☺

As far as document format is concerned, we cannot change it on a whim since it is the part of the established workflow. Anyone can freely convert the .doc file into whatever format of their preference for viewing, and you can submit your input to this AHG in whatever format you wish – the substance of the contribution will be the only factor guiding the AHG consensus decision. However, the working drafts and all documents produced at subsequent stages of the standardization process will remain using Word format, unless ISO and SC29 change that. FWIW, the final ISO standards *are* published in PDF, but the development workflow is using Word as intermediate document format.


From: mpeg-OTspec at yahoogroups.com [mailto:mpeg-OTspec at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonardo Chiariglione
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:01 PM
To: 'Dave Pawson'
Cc: 'suzuki toshiya'; 'OTspec'
Subject: RE: [mpeg-OTspec] RE: New work on 3rd edition of the OFF (AHG kick-off)

I have publicly cursed Microsoft at MPEG Plenaries (just ask Vladimir) for different reasons related to their products.
Using word as document format has nothing to do with being a fan of Microsoft. It is a matter of practicality.

From: Dave Pawson [mailto:dave.pawson at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 17:55
To: leonardo at chiariglione.org<mailto:leonardo at chiariglione.org>
Cc: suzuki toshiya; OTspec
Subject: Re: [mpeg-OTspec] RE: New work on 3rd edition of the OFF (AHG kick-off)

On 7 August 2012 16:52, Leonardo Chiariglione <leonardo at chiariglione.org<mailto:leonardo at chiariglione.org>> wrote:

Solution: you open the word document with OpenOffice
It is up to you to make contributions in plain text. I cannot imagine what MPEG would do if contributions _had to be_ in plain text

<grin/> You really are a Microsoft fanboy Leanardo.

Dave Pawson
Docbook FAQ.

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