See the Network World article “IEEE 802.20 changes rules to prevent steamrolling”. The article includes the paragraph:
The working group was suspended in June 2006 after allegations that Qualcomm was improperly trying to dominate the process and that its then-chairman, Jerry Upton, had identified himself as an independent consultant but was paid by Qualcomm. Upton has since disclosed his work as a consultant for Qualcomm.
I mention this because this general issue of stacking committees to force favorable votes is now under examination with respect to OOXML and the ISO/IEC JTC1 Fast Track process.
My hunch is that rule changes in national standards bodies will be examined in this case as well, and what is happening right now to try to guarantee OOXML passage will also have to be considered as possible setup for future votes on other specifications.
In particular, are we really just seeing the groundwork being laid for trying to speed XPS and other specs (XAML, anyone?) through the JTC1 process at a later date?