The OOXML circus is making ISO increasingly irrelevant 2008-03-28

One of the Brazilian delegates to the BRM for OOXML has posted a lot of details of the charad. How anyone can seriously think that the OOXML fast track process hasn't been full of undue influence and massive abuse of the ISO process, and quite possibly outright corruption is beyond me. Groklaw is as usual on top of it, with a number of posts. Most noteworthy in my mind, though is this post, which describes the process in Poland and notes that the EU Commission is apparently investigating the process. It's sad that ISO is prepared to let itself be used this way. How can anyone take a standards organization seriously when it can be manipulated for one vendors purposes this easily?

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