ConsortiumInfo: A Peek Behind the Ecma OOXML Curtain
"As the date for the February BRM (Ballot Resolution Meeting) on
ISO/IEC JTC1 DIS 29500 (a/k/a Ecma 376, a/k/a Microsoft OOXML)
approaches, more and more attention is being paid to how Ecma will
propose the disposition of the comments submitted during the
general voting period. This level of heightened interest is
legitimately urgent, due to both the great number of the comments
that need to be resolved, even after elimination of duplicates, as
well because of the late date upon which the proposed resolutions
will be made public (the deadline, if memory serves, is January 19,
while the BRM will commence its deliberations on February 25 of
"The words are therefore flying fast and furious at the many
blogs covering this question, and tempers are rising in the
comments appended to those of bloggers that have a direct interest
in the outcome..."
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