“The Swedish Institute of Standards (SIS) has invalidated the vote that controversially approved the OOXML standard at a meeting this week,” Lucy Sherriff reports for Reg Developer.
“The organisation issued a statement saying that it had seen evidence suggesting one of the participants in the workgroup had broken the rules and voted with more than one vote,” Sherriff reports. “This procedural irregularity, and not any concerns over the merit of the OOMXL proposal, is the only reason behind the decision, the group said.”
“The vote at this week’s SIS workgroup meeting raised eyebrows across the open source community because a number of Microsoft partners – who had not been involved up to this point – registered at the meeting in time to offer their support to the Microsoft-backed OOXML standard,” Sherriff reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Linux Guy And Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]