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The ISO/IEC Voting Process on OOXML Explained (And What Happens Next)

Sep 01, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"I've had several questions from journalists today who want to know how the votes will be counted on the OOXML vote, and what the distinction is between the influence of P (Participating) as compared to O (Observer) members of ISO. I had promised in a prior blog post to explain the rather complicated rules, and with voting now in its final stages, that time is now. While I'm at it, I'll also explain in greater detail why the surge in membership in SC 34 matters, and what will happen between now and the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, Switzerland in February 2008.

"First, here's the flow chart for how it will be determined whether the vote to approve OOXML has passed..."

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