Open XML fue rechazado como ISO

El anuncio no es oficial aún, pero Microsoft Corporation no consiguió los votos suficientes para que el Open XML fuese considerado estándar ISO

Ahora Microsoft espera una segunda votación el próximo año. Los países que votaron “No, con comentarios”, son su única esperanza para obtener una votación favorable.

Actualización: Microsoft obtuvo el 74% de los votos

Resultados de la votación: Total 87 (51 SI, 18 NO, 18 Abstenciones)

- Original JTC1 P-Members: 30 ( 8 Yes, 14 No, 8 Abstain)
- Other ISO Member Bodies: 57 (43 Yes, 4 No, 10 Abstain)

Listado por países:
Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte-d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
YES with comments
Austria, Bulgaria, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Kenya, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Finland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

[Comunicado de Prensa de Microsoft]

(infoworld)Microsoft Corp. has failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization.

The proposal must now be revised to take into account the negative comments made during the voting process.

Microsoft expects that a second vote early next year will result in approval, it said Tuesday.

A proposal must pass two voting hurdles in order to be approved as an ISO standard: it must win the support of two-thirds of voting national standards bodies that participated in work on the proposal, known as P-members, and also of three-quarters of all voting members.

OOXML failed on both counts, according to figures provided by Microsoft, and by other sources with knowledge of the voting process. ISO has not yet officially announced the results.

Microsoft could miss out on revenue from the lucrative government market if OOXML is also rejected next year. Some governments, worried that the need for access to electronic archives held in proprietary formats leaves them hostage to their software vendor, have mandated the use of document formats that comply with open international standards.

Others are considering such a move, which could put Microsoft at a double disadvantage to open source products such as OpenOffice.org, which not only store files natively in the standardized Open Document Format, but are free.

Actualización: Noooxml.org informa extraoficialmente del derechazo de Open XML como ISO

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