Responses to ISO on Microsoft's OOXML spec

by Jean Hollis Weber

Andy Updegrove reported on 6 February that " unprecedented nineteen countries have responded during the contradictions phase -- most or all lodging formal contradictions with Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1), the ISO/IEC body that is managing the Fast Track process under which OOXML (now Ecma 476) has been submitted." The article lists the countries (the US is conspicuously missing) and describes the next step in the process.

See also my earlier post, Groklaw Team Exposes Serious Flaws in Microsoft's OOXML Specification.