The *Complete* Story on the US INCITS Vote
Aug 23, 2007, 12:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)
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"I headed in to town from the desert this afternoon to gas up
and get groceries, and to catch up on all things ODF/OOXML. In
scanning my Google Alerts, I ran into this posting by Microsoft's
Jason Matusow, himself just in from vacation. In that post, Jason
writes as follows:
"Even though there were early predictions of doom for Open XML
from Andy Updegrove and Rob Weir (and others), the US vote is
likely to be either a 'Yes with comments' or 'Abstain'--not a 'No'
vote. While the parties opposed to ISO adoption of Open XML have
gone quiet on the US vote in the blogosphere, I think it is worth
taking a close look at this key vote. In order to clarify my
opinion--here are the details as I understand them..."
"Well, it's hard to take a vacation, isn't it? Not only is it
styled as 'going quiet,' but it offers an opportunity for others to
present only part of the story..."