View Full Version : FFII opposes Fasttrack adoption of Microsoft OOXML format as ISO standard

January 30th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Alberto Barrionuevo, FFII Vice-President, concludes: "We ask all ISO delegations to cancel the fast-track procedure. It is simply impossible to clarify all the issues and contradictions existing in ECMA-376 within such a short fast-track time frame. Indeed, this standards-stuffing attempt undermines the entire credibility of the ISO/IEC process. If Microsoft can buy a single-vendor 'standard' with impunity, what is ISO for?"

http://press.ffii.org/Press_releases/FFII_opposes_Fasttrack_adoption_of_Microsoft_OOXML _format_as_ISO_standard

January 30th, 2007, 03:39 PM
. . . not much. ISO seems to ratify standards already in place. If someone could point me out an example of ISO setting a standard and industry conforming, I'd be interested to see it.

ISO standard paper is simply a restatement of the older DIN paper sizes (A-paper).

ISO standard shipping containers are a ratification of American intermodal container sizes.


January 30th, 2007, 05:09 PM
interesting news. lets see what comes out of it.