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Journal Erris's Journal: South Affica Appeals OOXML Vote, first country to do so.

Foot in Mouth Dept.

Tectonic reports South Africa's ISO appeal.

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has filed an appeal against the ISO decision to accept Microsofts Office OpenXML (OOXML) as an international standard. South Africa is the first country to appeal the decision within the stipulated 60-day appeal period.

CEO Martin Kuscus, SABS says it is appealing on the basis of flawed procedures in the ballot resolution meeting (BRM) held in February. SABS also says that it is concerned that there is an increasing trend of international organisations being able to circumvent the consensus-based decision making of the ISO and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

Pity M$ Rep, Jason Matusow, who was tasked with this fight. He not only lost, he put his foot in his mouth by insulting South Africans and many others.

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South Affica Appeals OOXML Vote, first country to do so.

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The decision doesn't have to be logical; it was unanimous.