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P Country Upgrades Continue--As Do Document Committee Signups as Well

Aug 31, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Earlier this week I reported that there were nine new, last minute 'P' members of ISO. I also predicted that the number could rise. Well, now that we're down to the wire on the ISO/IEC vote on OOXML, it has. In the last three days, two more countries have made the list: Malta and Cote-d'Ivoire. That assumes that the list if up to the minute, and I won't be surprised to see the count rise by the end of the day.

"Who else might join? Well, here's a clue. JTC1 also has a committee called 'Document Descriptions and Processing Languages.' That subcommittee is, not surprisingly, the task group responsible for addressing document formats, and its role regarding OOXML is not yet completed..."

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