Poland against OOXML?

[ Monday, 20 August 2007, michuk ]

Polish Technical Committee no 171 has just voted 80% against the adoption OOXML as an ISO standard [PL]. It’s not the end of the game though, since committee 171 which was first planned to make the decision does not make the final decision anymore. Another committee 182 — will be voting on the same issue soon!

According to Sławomir Wroński from Technical Committee 182 (KT 182) the reason for changing the role of KT 171 from leading to “supporting” committee was made on a meritorical basis. The final decision will be made after the voting takes place in KT 182 which now takes the leading role in the standarization of OOXML in Poland.

Tomasz Schweitzer, vice-president of PKN (Polish Committee for Stanarization) confirmed that the decision of KT 182 will be the final and official vote of Poland sent to the ISO. PKN has no right and no tradition to vote in contradiction with the opinion of the technical committee.

I recently applied to participate in the works of KT 182 so if my application is approved I will provide you with some very up-to-date information about this issue.

Borys Musielak

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Borys Musielak

PolishLinux.org creator and editor in chief. Professionally -- J2EE consultant in London City. Personally -- free software enthusiast and lobbyist.

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