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OOXML Payback Time as Global Standards Work in SC 34 "Grinds to a Halt" | 66 comments | Create New Account
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OOXML Payback Time as Global Standards Work in SC 34 "Grinds to a Halt"
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, October 17 2007 @ 07:19 AM CDT
The downgraded members can only request an upgrade to P-member after 12 months.

The happy news here is that that will effectively put them past the next and last OOXML vote.
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OOXML Payback Time as Global Standards Work in SC 34 "Grinds to a Halt"
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, October 17 2007 @ 01:17 PM CDT
I am not sure that downgrading the microsoft friendly NBs are the right thing to do if we are only looking at the ooxml case.

If I understand correctly the votes that count on feb meeting are those of the september vote. At the resolution meeting an attenting member can change its vote, but if they are not there their original vote stands.

Ordinary it is expected that the only change likely to happen is no to yes since only those have found a problem with standard proposal. With the ooxml case there are countries that voted yes but post comments that show they really meant no with comments so microsofts need of votes is larger than what is first obivous.

Even more important if the microsoft bought countires are still P members and can be convinced to attend to the meeting they could be convinced to change their vote when they hear the real criticism. If they are downgraded before the meeting we are stuck with their vote.

Another interesting question is if countries that cast a ABSTENTION vote can change their vote at the resolution meeting.
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