Whoah! Microsoft's 6000 page OOXML standard ECMA fast-tracked by Feb 5?
By bnitz on Jan 23, 2007
Only qualified "P" member bodies of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 ("JTC-1") have legal standing to submit such objections. Fast-track processing is the default JTC-1 status for the proposed Ecma-376 standard, more informally known as the Ecma Office Open XML ("EOOXML") standard.
All we can do is try to make sure that those with the power to slow this decision so that it can be properly considered are aware of this fast-approaching deadline. If Microsoft's lock-in history is any indication, missing this deadline could become one of the costliest mistakes in the computer industry.