Microsoft issued a press release today, and states that 86% of all voting bodies and 75% of P-members approved the standard - both measures being above the needed thresholds of 75% and 66.7% respectively.
See also the following blog and media reactions today:
- Brian Jones: "The end of the file formats war"
- Jason Matusow: "Open XML is and international standard"
- Peter O'Kelly: "Ecma Office Open XML Document Format appears to win Approval as an ISO Standard"
- Computerworld: "Unofficial vote tallies show Open XML being ratified"
- CNet: "Unofficial document: Open XML passes ISO vote"
- ZDNet: "Microsoft wasting no time rejoicing in its OOXML win"
There is also an interesting story floating around that Norway allegedly seeks to reverse its Open XML vote to No - but that seems to be irrelevant given the high margins that the tallied outcome has over the minimum requirements for approval as a standard.