Update on the US Vote on OOXML (and What Happens Next)

As you will recall, V1, the INCITS Technical Committee that addresses document format standards, was unable to reach consensus on a recommended US vote to either approve or reject DIS 29500, the draft ISO/IEC standard that describes Microsoft's OOXML formats. As expected, Microsoft is seeking to gain a US vote in favor of OOXML nonetheless by escalating consideration of its formats to the Executive Board of INCITS, which has the final say on the matter, subject to the formality of final endorsement by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, of which INCITS is a member.

Update on the US Vote on OOXML (and What Happens Next).

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