- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 16 Feb 2001
AIA Mac Software Petition Letter, Request for Authors
Architosh Update on our AIA Mac Software Efforts
Since our last article in January on the AIA and its Mac software status we have received dozens of letters (emails) from architects concerning their frustration with the AIA for disenfranchising them because they use Macs.
The Key Question: What Are We Going to Do About It?
As communicated to many of the respondents the best thing to do is for Mac-based AIA and non-AIA members to send a petition letter to the AIA arguing for balanced benefits in software and services to all membersregardless of OS choice.
Request for Petition Letter Authorship
We feel the course of action that would be most affective would be for architects to stand behind a unified petition letter enumerating their many concerns about Mac AIA software support. Once such a letter is completed we can publish it with an automatic email form allowing you to endorse the letter and send your signature to the AIA with any additional comments.
We are therefore looking for AIA members using Macintosh computers to volunteer their diplomacy and writing skills to craft a draft letter. We will collect and publish all drafts for private review only between those who are authoring drafts.
Collectively, authors of drafts will critique and finalize a jointly-authored official version of the petition letter to be published on Architosh which then all other architect readers can forward their endorsements to the AIA.
Architosh will simply serve as a publication and group communication platform. Additionally, authors and others may wish to form an ad hoc committee to follow up with the AIA's intentions.
Excellent Comments Thus Far
We have already contacted some of those architects who have shared their emails to the AIA with us. We have asked for their consideration in drafting a letter for this cause. Many excellent comments have been made in this communication and we want to share some of them with you now.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this process please forward them to us so we can work together to help all Mac architects. Thanks.
Sending Draft Petition Letters:
Send your draft letters to us at: Draft Petition Letter
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