Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML (ECMA-376)

The Linux Foundation have issued a statement outlining their response to the ECMA-376 (OOXML) fast track/vote process. They are recommending that the various National Standards Bodies vote "No, with comments" as that it the only guaranteed way to get this proposal into any valid, usable form that will benefit all of society.

  • Abstention will not fix this issue.
  • Voting yes will not fix this issue.
  • Voting "No, with comments" is the only way to fix this broken standard.

Andy Updegrove has more background on his Standards Blog.