Former ECMA Sec. Gen Challenges ISO/BRM Critics to Create a Better Process

[ Thanks to gustoman for this link.

“The former Secretary General of ECMA International admits that
there is some room for improvement in the ISO standardisation
process that Microsoft’s Office Open XML format has followed, but
challenges critics of the process to come up with a better

“Jan van den Beld was secretary general of ECMA from 1991 to
2007, and has been involved in over 200 Fast Track proposals. He
was responsible for advising Microsoft to pursue through ECMA the
fast-track process to ISO standardisation for its Office Open XML