On Monday, 27 August, the Swedish Standards Institute (SiS) declared its coming vote for the “Office Open XML” (OOXML) standard proposal initiated by Microsoft. All such ISO participants in this matter must vote no later than 2 September.
The working group that recommended this decision to SiS originally had 12 members, where a NO vote was very likely. However, on the meeting appeared 23 new members, most of them Microsoft partners. (Many of those became members even when the meeting was about to start.) As a result, a YES vote was enforced.
This is just a brief update to existing information available from e.g. the FFII Sweden press release and countless blogs and articles.
I was present at this meeting and just received confirmation from SiS of the voting results: (please see the FFII PR for some more details)
Vote results: 25 YES, 6 NO, 4 members absent.
New YES votes: (19 members since 23 Aug. 2007 or later)
- Camako Data AB
- Connecta AB
- Emric AB
- Exor AB
- Fishbone Systems AB
- Formpipe Software
- FS System AB
- iBizkit AB
- IT-Vision AB
- Nordic Station AB
- Solid Park AB
New NO vote: (entered 23 Aug. 2007)
Old YES votes: (6 members)
- Diamo AB
- IAMCP Sweden Chapter
- WM-Data Sverige AB
Old NO votes: (latest member was registered on 9 Aug. 2007)
- Kungliga biblioteket
- Riksarkivet (chair)
Members leaving the meeting before the vote: (all but IBM (old member) filed applications after 23 Aug. 2007)
- Cybernetics (Microsoft Gold Partner)
- IBM (NO)
- Readsoft AB (Microsoft Certified Partner)
- Strand Interconnect AB (Microsoft Gold Partner)
I have some more info on the meeting etc., I will try to publish this shortly.