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Norway's yes to OOXML recieves formal protest

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There was a massive protest when Standard Norge decided that Norway will say yes to OOXML, despite the fact that most of the comitee-representatives were against.

The ISO-vote is currently undecided, and Norway's vote can tip the decicion in favor of accepting OOXML as an ISO-standard.

Things took another turn just a couple of minutes ago, as Steve Pepper, the chairman of the SN/K185 (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 mirror committee, has sent a formal protest to ISO. He asks that Norway's vote be suspended, because it does not represent the opinion of the comitee members.

Thanks to Anders Brenna for this article, read the full story here.


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