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Frank Farance previous US no voter
Authored by: Andy Updegrove on Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 03:38 AM CST
My recollection is that Frank is a member of the Executive Committee of INCITS that voted on OOXML last summer.  I don't recollect at this point, though, how he voted, although it would not surprise me if he was one of the "no" votes.

I think that what is remarkable, though, is that the US delegation to the BRM - which included Microsoft employees and supporters as well as folks like Rob Weir - agreed to vote "no" as its default on the 900 dispositions.  They should really be given credit for this, and it's consistent with the uniform accounts of the meeting that say that everyone displayed an unusual degree of cooperation in trying to process OOXML under impossilbe conditions.  My only complaint is that those that adopted "abstain" as a default tried too hard.

My personal choice for how the BRM should have ended would have been with a vote that it was impossible to make any useful statement about the 900 batch of dispositions at all, and calling for further review to be taken before a vote.  I see in Rob Weir's account that something along these lines was considered earlier in the week, but (unfortunately) not adopted as a plan of action.

  -  Andy
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