"There are two ways in which you may hear the results of the BRM
summarized by those that issue statements and press releases in the
days to come. Perhaps inevitably, they are diametrically opposed,
as has so often happened in the ODF - OOXML saga to date. Those
results are as follows:
"98.4% of the OOXML Proposed Dispositions were approved by a two
to one majority at the BRM, validating OOXML
"The OOXML Proposed Dispositions OOXML were overwhelmingly
rejected by the delegations in attendance at the BRM, indicating
the inability of OOXML to be adequately addressed within the 'Fast
"In this blog entry, I will explain why the latter position is
the only supportable conclusion, and help you read the various
press releases and statements that may be made with the benefit of
the appropriate context..."
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