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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.



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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