United States Votes to Approve Open XML


The United States national body has voted to approve DIS 29500 with 11 votes “yes,” 4 votes “no,” 1 “abstain,” and 1 “not yet”. The 2/3 super-majority requirement was met. 

INCITES VOTE March 2008

The next step for them is a resolution meeting later this month.

Comments (2)

  1. orlando says:

    % of Yes Votes needed to pass = 66.66%

    * of Yes Votes obtained ( including Microsoft ) = %68.75

    * of Yes Votes obtained ( excluding Microsoft ) = %62.50

    Detail:

    NO + NOT YET:

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 Adobe Systems   [1]

    03/12/2008 00:00:00 Farance, Incorporated   [2]

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 IBM Corp   [3]

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 Oracle           [4]

    03/07/2008 00:00:00 Intel

    ABSTAIN

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 IEEE

    YES:

    ————–agencies block————

    03/12/2008 00:00:00 Department of Homeland Security

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 NIST

    03/13/2008 00:00:00 US Department of Defense

    03/10/2008 00:00:00 GS1 US

    —————————————-

    03/09/2008 00:00:00 Microsoft

    03/10/2008 00:00:00 Sony Electronics

    03/12/2008 00:00:00 Hewlett Packard Co

    03/12/2008 00:00:00 Apple Inc

    03/09/2008 00:00:00 Lexmark International

    03/10/2008 00:00:00 Electronic Industries Alliance

    03/07/2008 00:00:00 EMC

    Comments

    [1] http://ballot.itic.org/itic/tallyvote.taf?function=detail&response_id=118959

    [2] http://ballot.itic.org/itic/tallyvote.taf?function=detail&response_id=118948

    [3] http://www.incits.org/ref-docs/IBM-Comments_INCITS2558.pdf

    [4] http://ballot.itic.org/itic/tallyvote.taf?function=detail&response_id=118949

  2. viktor says:

    @ orlando:

    Dropping Microsoft still makes 2/3 majority – if you drop Microsoft from the numerator, drop it from the denominator as well! QED