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451 CAOS Theory: A Slight Difference of Opinion

"The Ballot Resolution Meeting to discuss the technical comments arising from the fast track process to have Microsoft's Office Open XML formats accepted as an ISO standard was held last week in Geneva. The object of the BRM is to seek consensus on potential modifications. Opinion is divided as to whether the meeting was a success, however...

"'The DIS 29500 ballot resolution meeting (BRM) finished up in Geneva today and was an unqualified success by any measure.'
Jason Matusow, Microsoft senior director of interoperability...

"'Only a very small percentage of the proposed dispositions were discussed in detail, amended and approved by the delegations in attendance at the BRM, indicating the inability of OOXML to be adequately addressed within the 'Fast Track' process.'
Andy Updegrove, Consortiuminfo.org..."

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ZDNet: The U.S. Voted No on Microsoft Office Standard at ISO

"In all the talk (and there's been plenty of talk) concerning the ISO meetings on Office OpenXML (OOXML) one point stands out.

"The U.S. voted no..."

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