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

Mar 18, 2008, 15:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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 method.

"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 format..."

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