ECMA Office Open XML (ISO/IEC DIS 29500) will not get an approval from ISO, as of now.
This is what almost everyone expected after the last week of turbulence. Now we can hopefully look forward to some constructive work on all the recieved comments on the specification from ECMA and Microsoft. This will in the end make a better OOXML specification and I hope it will be approved in february of 2008.
Here are some more links:
- Strong Global Support for Open XML as It Enters Final Phase of ISO Standards Process
- ISO votes to reject Microsoft’s OOXML as standard
- Office Open XML standardisation to drag into next year
- Microsoft Fails to Gain Approval for OOXML Added 15:28
I’ll get back when we have something official…