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Showdown in Geneva: Most OOXML Dispositions Fail to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 06 2008 @ 05:21 AM CST
Heh I feel a bit bad your giving my credit for the links at the top... They were on Alex's blog and I got them via Groklaw. Only posted here as a heads up to you.

Indeed take your time to read them - I have plenty of time today as I play with the currently shipping SCO UnixWare (don't ask...) and look forward to an informed response when you have had time to take it all in :)

James
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Showdown in Geneva: Most OOXML Dispositions Fail to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 06 2008 @ 07:46 AM CST

Andy having read your comments at the top of the blog about the minutes and resolutions you may be interested to hear what Rob Weir has to say about them (given that he was actually there):

 

James, those appear to be edited versions of the notes which were taken during the meeting. In particular, the "resolutions" document appears to be a list of the resolutions that were approved, stripping out the ones that either positively failed or died for lack of time to bring them to a vote. There were a mix of NB views expressed. I'm not sure the meeting notes give a good flavor of that. For example, some NB's did not raise any points and just said "We are delighted with DIS 29500" when it was their turn. Since they did not propose any text changes, their view was not recorded in the resolutions. Similarly, those NB's who, in the view of the Convenor, had proposals that were not achievable within the time constraints of the BRM, these could not be brought up for discussion. So you won't see them in the meeting notes or resolutions. The net result is the resolutions are a slice of the more moderate opinions in the room. But the atmosphere was far more charged than these notes would suggest.

 

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