Doug Ewell doug at
Thu Sep 4 06:10:08 CEST 2008

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

> As you say, he may reject something based on a single *compelling* 
> opinion, and that may happen to be his own; but IMO he must use that 
> veto ability very carefully so as to avoid conflict of interest: if 
> indeed he alone voices an objecting opinion against several others on 
> the list, it would need to be compelling indeed! The issue he raises 
> in this case is, IMO, far from compelling.

I don't see where an appearance of conflict of interest would come into 
play.  I'm pretty sure Michael doesn't have any products or services 
that would work better with "zh-pinyin" than with "zh-Latn-pinyin", nor 
does he represent any company or organization that does.

If you want to claim that Michael's position is ill-informed or not well 
thought-out, or not adequately defended, that is a different matter. 
Note that I'm not saying it is; I don't much care between "zh" and 
"zh-Latn" since this field is informative.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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