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ISO TMB Recommends Rejection of OOXML Appeals

Jul 09, 2008, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Last night someone sent me a copy of a document delivered by the CEOs of ISO and IEC earlier that day to the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB). That documents summarizes the four appeals filed in relation to the adoption of DIS 29500 (OOXML), and provides a response to each claimed basis for appeal. Those appeals, you will recall, were registered by the National Bodies of South Africa, India, Venezuela and Brazil, not all of which have became publicly available. Under the Directives, the next step in the Appeals process is for the TMB to vote on each appeal, with each member being entitled to vote yes, no or abstain on one or the other of the following resolutions, in each case as to each appeal separately:

  1. "Not to process the appeal further
  2. "To process one or more of the appeals, which would require setting up of a conciliation panel..."

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