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Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Authored by: Inigo on Sunday, March 02 2008 @ 12:50 AM CST
Andy,

Your figures on default voting positions are accurate, but extremely misleading. The majority of countries adopted a default "abstain" position, and then voted individually on the issues (some countries on all issues, and some countries on just the issues that they had raised). Thus, to describe them as "abstaining" is incorrect.

Since you apparently have a source willing to provide you with information from the BRM, I suggest you ask them for the "BRM Voting Count" spreadsheet, and analyse the detailed numbers yourself. Pay particular attention to the "Total Yes" column, for the issues that passed. My analysis of these numbers paints a very different picture than yours.

Inigo
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