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Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 29 2008 @ 10:22 AM CST
"You are essentially saying that you believe that the majority of the room should not have bothered making the trip, as you don't see value in their being in Geneva!

Your rationale essentially disenfranchises the many O countries present."

You are intentionally mistaking things to discredit people. 

The same logic would apply to fast-track ballot rules ( like the last september/07 ):

P-members are who approves the fast-tracking. O members only count to "non-approve" . Will you say that this rule discriminates O member?

This has to do with the "nature" of a P-member: P is PARTICIPATING. O is OBSERVER. Can you understand this difference?

So, if O-members want to cast votes in BRMs, they will have to ask Microsoft some bucks and upgrade to P-members, as have done:

Cyprus island,
 Jamaica island,
 Malta island,
and the representative of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) , Wemba Opota, a senegalese citizen, who is responsible for Microsoft West Africa and represent the Ivory Coast national interests in standardization.

This mentioned NBs, with 0 ( zero ) background and expertise in Document Description and Processing Languages ( http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/ ) had been upgraded by ISO JTC1 to P-member status a few days before last setember OOXML fast-tracking ballot close and are deciding on behalf world countries ( like mine, Argentina who has no vote in this fast-track fiasco ) what will be the international document standards for my sons in the following years


Shame on you

            Orlando Marcelo


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