RE: Results of Open XML balloting at INCITS
Thanks for providing context, Michael. You're right: the commentary surrounding the INCITS balloting situation obscures the fact that INCITS' decision is (probably) relevant only to the US vote, one of many. Robin ================================================================= On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Michael Kay wrote: > > > > For readers interested in some of the raw (ballot) data, and > > additional commentary: > > > > http://xml.coverpages.org/NIST-ConditionalApprovalVote.html#notes > > > > And for those who haven't understood the context, as I didn't at first, this > is all an internal debate about how the US intends to cast its vote at ISO. > Many of the headlines (for example "Microsoft one vote short of fast-track > OOXML ISO standardization") fail to make this clear. > > I haven't seen any evidence that the US decision will influence the many > other national standards bodies who will also be voting. Since the whole > point about the fast-track process is that it's only supposed to be used > when things are uncontroversial, I would have thought many countries will > vote no purely on that basis. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ > > >
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