[odf-discuss] Singapore ODF advocacy
robert_weir at us.ibm.com
robert_weir at us.ibm.com
Wed Nov 28 10:14:12 EST 2007
What is the topic being debated currently? The ballot on OOXML ended on
Sept 2nd. You won't have the final revised text of OOXML until after
the BRM in February. So what does "winning" look like at this stage in
What I know some NB's are doing right now, include activities such as:
Prioritizing their own comments from Sept 2nd. Which ones are "must fix
items" versus which ones are "would be nice to have". The idea is to
develop in advance a position for the BRM, so a "No" vote would be
maintained unless all of the "must fix" items are satisfactorily
Reading through the comments of other NB's from Sept 2nd., to see if any
of them are also "must fix" items. An defect can certainly be critical to
a NB even if that NB did not originate the comment.
Deciding whether to attend the BRM and February and proposing a delegation
to send. Preliminary delegation lists are due to SC34 Secretariat by
December 11th or an NB risks not being able to attend the BRM.
Reading through Ecma's proposed resolutions to comments and deciding if
these were addressed adequately. Ecma has responded to 662 comments so
far, around 20% of the overall count. Your NB commitee should have made
these 662 Ecma proposals available to you. If not, you should ask about
it. If you experience any stonewalling, let me know and I may be able to
I've been reading through the 662 responses, and there isn't much here. It
looks like they went after the typographical errors in this batch. So
nothing controversial. The major issues remain.
The formula issues are discussed in my blog entry:
The US submitted those, and a few other formula related comments as part
of its Sept 2nd. contribution.
odf-discuss-bounces at opendocumentfellowship.com wrote on 11/28/2007
> Russell Ossendryver wrote:
> > He has requested: would appreciate any more info or interesting fact
> > that I have missed out (eg: I just noticed that OOXML has problems
> > with formulae) or notes that provides us stronger ammo to defeat the
> > MS team
> I'm going to my nations advisory group (tech advisory on the vote), so
> I'll second the request for any new information, particularly any
> information about ECMAs proposed dispositions.
> What are these formulae problems?
> .Matthew Cruickshank
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