[Linux-aus] Standards Australia's letter to JTC1 about ECMA 376

Dan Shearer dan at shearer.org
Thu Feb 15 18:19:02 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 11:04:25AM +1100, James Purser wrote:
> Just thought I would point everyone to this blog post:
> http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/ooxml/index.html
> There seems to be a movement towards rejecting MS's standard.

Yes there is but don't relax, there's plenty of work to do yet. It's an
arcane process and OXML seems, amazingly, to have found ways around
several of the barriers intended to stop inappropriate things being made
ISO standards so far. I've been discovering that some things that look
like technical matters are in fact questions of law bearing on
international trade and therefore no technical expertise can help.

To clarify Jonathan's point, Standards Australia need not only an expert
but a pretty rare kind of expert. Hopefully linux-aus can flush one out.


Dan Shearer
dan at shearer.org

More information about the linux-aus mailing list