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The *Complete* Story on the US INCITS Vote

Aug 23, 2007, 12:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"I headed in to town from the desert this afternoon to gas up and get groceries, and to catch up on all things ODF/OOXML. In scanning my Google Alerts, I ran into this posting by Microsoft's Jason Matusow, himself just in from vacation. In that post, Jason writes as follows:

"Even though there were early predictions of doom for Open XML from Andy Updegrove and Rob Weir (and others), the US vote is likely to be either a 'Yes with comments' or 'Abstain'--not a 'No' vote. While the parties opposed to ISO adoption of Open XML have gone quiet on the US vote in the blogosphere, I think it is worth taking a close look at this key vote. In order to clarify my opinion--here are the details as I understand them..."

"Well, it's hard to take a vacation, isn't it? Not only is it styled as 'going quiet,' but it offers an opportunity for others to present only part of the story..."

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