The Swedish Standards Institute has as a result of the chaotic OOXML vote in August changed their rules for participating in technical committees and voting in them.

Previously you could just before the vote sign the agreement and participate. From now on you must have been a member of the technical committee at least three weeks ahead of the votes you would like to participate in. The new rules also clearly points out that you only have one vote (I’m still wondering who voted twice…).

I think this is a good idea, but I have a feeling that in any similar cases (read XPS) in the future, the “stuffing” will begin three weeks ahead of the vote instead.