[odf-discuss] Private deal to approve OOXML? More evidence
sander.marechal at tribal.nl
Fri Apr 11 03:56:44 EDT 2008
robert_weir at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Second, the resolution starts off with the assertion : "SC 34 is the
> JTC 1 designated maintenance body for ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML
> file formats)". However merely stating it does not make it true.
> Only JTC1 can designate a maintenance group for a Fast Track, and I
> have seen no JTC1 discussion or vote on the matter.
Wasn't Microsoft pushing to get maintenance of OOXML into Ecma?
It makes sense (for MS). MS would have much more control of OOXML inside
ECMA than it would have inside JTC1. This makes it much easier to
prevent changes to ISO/EIC 29500 that would make it incompatible with
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