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The ISO/IEC Voting Process on OOXML Explained (And What Happens Next)

“I’ve had several questions from journalists today who want to
know how the votes will be counted on the OOXML vote, and what the
distinction is between the influence of P (Participating) as
compared to O (Observer) members of ISO. I had promised in a prior
blog post to explain the rather complicated rules, and with voting
now in its final stages, that time is now. While I’m at it, I’ll
also explain in greater detail why the surge in membership in SC 34
matters, and what will happen between now and the OOXML Ballot
Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, Switzerland in February
2008.

“First, here’s the flow chart for how it will be determined
whether the vote to approve OOXML has passed…”


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