"Also in Italy we are discussing if the Office Open XML format
(the XML format which replicates the working of MS Office 2007) is
to be approved as an ISO standard (ISO/IEC DIS 29500), with a 'fast
track' procedure. For several reasons this would seem unacceptable.
Many are indeed the unanswered questions on the standard.
"The voting in Italy was scheduled to end the 13 of July, for
members enrolled on or before 8th July. Strange things started to
happen, not unlike other member bodies' situations abroad..."