The chairman of the Bulgarian State Agency for ITC Plamen Vatchkov was elected today as deputy-chairman of the ITU Council. According to the rules of the IETU, he will be the next chairman of the ITU council from January 1, 2008.
That’s a good opportunity for Bulgaria to be actively involved in the work of the ITU. I will blog more about it later this year.
Sorry, but I don’t believe that this can be a good news for anybody. Except for Mr. Vatchkov, of course! Let’s remember that the same agency voted for OOXML before several weeks and against ODF in Bulgarian State Administration last year… And Mr. Vatchkov is personally responsible. ITU’s main role is to helping the world to communicate, to be connected, to be open to communicate… ITU needs modern way of thinking, open-minded people – not puppets.
Well, to be more precise, the Agency has only vote in the adequate Standards body. Electing a Bulgarian for any international position is always good for the country.
To say that he is personally responsible means you know more than I do, but since we are both Bulgarians, we both know there’s need to see some facts on that. I’ve seen none.
More on the OOXML here.