Ecma-376, DIS 29500, OOXML: Vote fails to get Majority needed
Well, it looks like this is the final tally based on a leaked doc from Finland (allegedly): 17 Yes, 15 No, 9 Abstentions.
Microsoft have failed to get the required 2/3rds majority so it is on to the BRM in February (Unless in the meantime some of the comments are un-reconcilable whereby the whole process could be thrown out!)
On the noooxml.org site they have a list of all votes cast, including the “O” members.
Any further votes that come in I will try and add to this page as soon as possible. Drop me a comment if you know something more or find any inaccuracies.
Update #1: Apparently Ecuador has voted no: http://lowe.no-ip.info/rvtradio/
Update #2: Thanks for the link Andy, have removed non-members of the ISO JTC1
Update #3: The *** indicate a “new” P status member. Probably a M$ puppet.
Update #4: Andy Updegrove now believes that this voting round will result in OOXML NOT gaining the 2/3 majority needed to gain automatic approval as an ISO standard. [Be sure to read the comments on Andy’s post too – a couple of very interesting messages from Alex Brown]. The ISO should hopefully announce the official result today (04/09/07) or very soon thereafter.
Update #5: It appears that Cyprus voted yes.
Update #6: It appears as though Microsoft did not get enough of the important “P” votes. http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-04-2007/0004655552&EDATE=
Update #7: Most of the votes have been leaked. Table is now updated.
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||no|
|Korea, Republic of||no|
|***Trinidad and Tobago||abstain|
So – it’s on with the show… Microsoft will be desperately trying to cajole, bribe, corrupt and bully all the “no” and abstain voters before the BRM next February.
There, they will have a week, to review probably a thousand comments and try to get a majority vote by conceding on some of the issues. But there will be trouble with some of the comments which will not be implementable without sacrificing the lock-in and proprietary hooks that M$ really needs.
May we live in interesting times…