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OOXML: BRM Defended, US May Still Vote "Yes"

Mar 10, 2008, 12:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

Computerworld: ISO Officials, Others Dispute Claims That Open XML Meeting Was Flawed

"The ISO official who was in charge of a meeting held last week to discuss possible changes to the Office Open XML standards proposal is hitting back at claims by critics that established rules were disregarded in a bid to hasten the adoption of the Microsoft Corp. file format as an open standard.

"Alex Brown, who in ISO parlance was the convener of last week's ballot resolution meeting (BRM) at the standards organization's Geneva headquarters, defends two controversial decisions that he oversaw..."

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Computerworld: Update: U.S. Likely to Maintain 'Yes' Vote for OOXML in ISO

" An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the U.S. maintain its support for making Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.

"The V1 Technical Committee advises the U.S. tech standards body, the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), on text processing standards..."

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