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Finer Points of OOXML Debate

Dec 13, 2007, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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 next year).

"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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Groklaw: When Do National Bodies Get to Change a Vote on MSOOXML?

"Here's something odd. Is this something that needs to be clarified before the February ballot resolution meeting on MSOOXML?

"The FAQ that Alex Brown published about the MSOOXML ballot resolution meeting tells us that National Bodies have 30 days after the February meeting to change a vote..."

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