Friday, February 29, 2008

ISO BRM ended in Geneva today

The ISO Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) on DIS-29500 - better known as Office Open XML (OOXML) came to a close in Geneva today. I was not there, so I suggest you read some first impressions in these blogs:

One thing is clear: the five days in Geneva were not nearly enough to discuss all the proposed dispositions exhaustively. But that doesn't really matter, because the BRM was never intended to produce a final vote on the standard.

That will happen in the next step of the process: now we get to wait 30 days while the ISO member countries cast their official votes on the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard.

For a quick summary of the acronyms surrounding OOXML and the ISO process, see my previous post on XML Aficionado.

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