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Make That Three: India Appeals Adoption of OOXML

May 30, 2008, 14:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Last night was the deadline for filing appeals to the adoption of OOXML by ISO/IEC JTC 1. This morning, a spokesman for the IEC acknowledged the receipt of a total of three appeals by the deadline, with the third and final appeal being filed by India, as reported by Peter Sayers, of the IDG News Service. I have no news as yet whether the fourth country that planned to file an appeal has decided not to do so, missed the deadline, or sent its letter only to ISO (Peter reports that an ISO spokesman declined to confirm how many appeals it has received at this time. The deadline date is a matter of some confusion, as some National Bodies were under the impression that the deadline was June 2, so it remains possible that a fourth appeal will (or already has been) received.

"In other technicality news, the IEC spokesman noted that the Brazil letter had been improperly addressed--duplicate copies should have been sent to the CEOs of both the IEC and ISO--but that this technical irregularity would be waived..."

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