CNet reported just a few hours ago (09:30 PDT Sunday) on the International Standards Organization vote on approving the Office Open XML specification as ISO standard DIS 29500:
Early reports Sunday indicate that Office Open XML (OOXML) appears to have enough votes to be certified an ISO standard. An official tally is not expected until Monday.
The article quotes the OpenMalaysia blog: "... group of individual bloggers working to build openness in Malaysia's ICT culture. Most of us have day jobs and a couple of us are students. Those with a job work for companies ranging from large international enterprises to self-run Malaysian start-ups."
The voting ended at midnight Saturday, CET. The OpenMalaysia post, two and a half hours later, predicts that OO XML will pass the ballot. There are two criteria for approval, and OpenMalaysia summarised the criteria and predicted the result as follows:
Voting Criteria (JTC1 Directives, page 49):
- At least two-thirds of the P-members voting shall have approved;
- Not more than one-quarter of the total number of votes cast are negative.
- Criteria 1: 22/32 = 68.75% (PASS)
- Criteria 2: 14/69 = 20.29% (PASS)
- Overall Result: PASS