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Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM

Feb 29, 2008, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"There are two ways in which you may hear the results of the BRM summarized by those that issue statements and press releases in the days to come. Perhaps inevitably, they are diametrically opposed, as has so often happened in the ODF - OOXML saga to date. Those results are as follows:

"98.4% of the OOXML Proposed Dispositions were approved by a two to one majority at the BRM, validating OOXML

"The OOXML Proposed Dispositions OOXML were overwhelmingly rejected by the delegations in attendance at the BRM, indicating the inability of OOXML to be adequately addressed within the 'Fast Track' process

"In this blog entry, I will explain why the latter position is the only supportable conclusion, and help you read the various press releases and statements that may be made with the benefit of the appropriate context..."

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