Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2007 21:40 UTC, submitted by archiesteel
Features, Office Microsoft has failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization. The proposal must now be revised to take into account the negative comments made during the voting process. Microsoft expects that a second vote early next year will result in approval, it said Tuesday. That is by no means certain, however, given the objections raised by some national standards bodies.
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What really happened at ISO?
by Simon on Tue 4th Sep 2007 23:29 UTC
Simon
Member since:
2005-08-14

Read this blog post,
http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/09/how-to-hack-iso.html

It covers the case of last-minutes members.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I just hope that IBM, Sun and al. manage to have a little talk with these last-minute members before the March vote... :-)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So lobbying and affecting votes is ok as long as you're not Microsoft?

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