Denmark vote is now “yes” for Open XML


Jesper Lund Stocholm is reporting that Denmark has decided to change their initial vote of “no” in September to “yes” for ISO approval of DIS 29500 (Open XML). Here is a pointer to the press release: http://www.ds.dk/4225


As Stephen McGibbon put it: “Denmark is a ISO/IEC JTC1 P member and has changed from ‘Nej med kommentarer’ to ‘Ja’.”


[Update 3/28 @ 1:21pm] Jasper H. Bojsen has a blog post in English giving all the details: http://blog.hvorom.dk/post/2008/03/From-a-Triangle-to-a-Square—What-Happened-in-Denmark.aspx


-Brian

Comments (3)

  1. OOXML: prove tecniche di standardizzazione

  2. marc says:

    The committee S-142/U-34 under Danish Standards could not agree to change their vote from No to Yes…

    A couple of hours later:

    http://www.version2.dk/artikel/6718 says that the announcement from Danish Standards will not be made until Friday and that the Chair of the committee has

    been barred from speaking about the result of yesterday’s meeting.

    May be after some Microsoft political intervention to revert this ( the Prime Minister of Denmark is a Microsoft friend ), you have this:

    http://www.en.ds.dk/4227

    Wow, the text of DIS 29500 *doesn’t exist* ( right now Microsoft is rushing to gave ISO a new text: adding parts, changing conformance, fixing XML,

    adding/deleting schemas, etc ) to try to get something presentable ), the technical committee is telling you that they didn’t agree to change the

    disapproval vote.

    Conclusion: a political vote, non technical.

  3. marc,

    I think a point of clarification could be in order in your, almost, completely wrong post:

    "The committee S-142/U-34 under Danish Standards could not agree to change their vote from No to Yes…"

    This is not true. We could not agree to which guidance on the vote to give Dansk Standard. There is a subtle difference between this and what you write.

    "Chair of the committee has been barred from speaking about the result of yesterday’s meeting."

    Well, almost true. The chairman has not been barred from talking about the meeting as such. All participants have decided not to discuss the contents of the meeting, and if I remember correctly we have actually also signed a paper saying this. We decided, though, in Fall 2007 to release the minutes of the meeting to the public.

    "the text of DIS 29500 *doesn’t exist*"

    Actually, it is the FDIS that doesn’t exist.