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The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting)

Aug 28, 2007, 19:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Well, you have to hand it to Microsoft. They are nothing if not thorough, and leave as little to chance as possible. Previous reports from all over have indicated sudden, surprising surges of membership in National Body voting committees in multiple countries throughout the world (most recently in Sweden), and I have reported recently (here and here) that there has been a sudden surge of interest among ISO members in upgrading their privileges to 'P' status, which will entitle to them (just in time) to a more influential vote on OOXML

"When I first noted that I had heard concerns over upgrading at the global vote level,. only two nations had upgraded. When I wrote about it the second time, that number had risen to six. It's now only a few days later, and the number has risen to nine (bear in mind that the original number was only thirty)..."

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