Reluctantly and with apologies to those receiving this who do not need it,
want it, or are receiving it twice, I copy below a note I sent to Andy
Linton. I am doing this because I now have similar notes from Dean
Pemberton and Craig Anderson and I can see no point this correspondence
continuing. In addition to the points I made to Andy, the note was not sent
by me as a member of the ISOCNZ Council, but with the appended sig. I
emphasise that I will fax it to anyone interested who, for whatever reason,
cannot read the original.
Original reply as sent to Andy (actually, slightly edited):
I am replying directly, personally in order to prevent unnecessary email
The TOR from APEC Telecommunications WG is not my document, it belongs to
an international group who choose to work in their own fashion. The document
is in a complex format which is not capable of being translated into text.
The web would be a good alternative but I am not in a position to place
material on the Web that does not belong to me.
I am not interested (sorry Andy) in pursuing arguments about electronic
formats.. I have a Microsoft formatted document which belongs to someone
else..I can print it and fax it for limited distribution. IP issues and
practicalities preclude any other course of action at this stage.
IT Policy Group, Ministry of Commerce, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 474 2908; Fax: +64 4 473 7010
From: Andy Linton [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 1998 9:51 PM
To: Frank March
Subject: Re: LONG: Industry Consultation on APEC study of
"Compatible and Sustainable International Charging Arrangements for
Frank March wrote:
I am distributing this in the first instance to members of ISOCNZ
and to the NZNOG group. Apologies to those who
get it twice. I also
apologise to those who cannot read the Word format document. Anyone
please email me and I will make some other
arrangement; fax if
I raised this issue at the AGM last month and I refered to the Society's
Articles of Associaton. Section 8 at
8 COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBERS
Every communication with a Member may be by electronic message in
clear ASCII text, directed to the email address of the Member as
recorded in the records of the Society, or where the Member has
no such address by such other means as may be defined by the
Bye-laws of the Society. Such messages will be acceptable for the
conduct of the business of the Society unless the Chairperson
shall advise that any specific business or meeting shall be
conducted at a meeting at which Members are required to be
Given the attention being given to the activities of Microsoft in the US
Courts, it seems to me that even indirect support should not be given to
the activities of an organisation which attempts to subvert the open
nature of the Internet that many of us have striven for over the years.
I may be cutting my nose off to spite my face here but until ISOCNZ
changes its rules, then I will raise this issue every time I see this
happen on an ISOCNZ list.
NZNOG of course has no such rules but I'd hope that they'd take a
similar stance on open communication.
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