OOXML Votes: One Yea, One Nay

Groklaw: Brazil Votes NO to OOXML

“It is now official. Brazilian vote was decided by consensus of
the entire technical team, including Microsoft crew’s: OOXML does
not deserve to be an international ISO standard.

“Our first vote, in august, was also NO, due to the same
reasons: OOXML is an awful specification…”


ZDNet: Microsoft Claims Office OpenXML Standard Czechmate

“Microsoft thinks it has the votes to get Office OpenXML
(OOXML), the format of Microsoft Office, approved as an ISO

“The key, it says, was a decision by the Czech Standards
Institute to approve the format…”