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RE: Results of Open XML balloting at INCITS

  • From: Robin Cover <robin@o...>
  • To: Michael Kay <mike@s...>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:40:32 -0400 (EDT)

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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