Groklaw has a rather extensive discussion of a recent meeting at Standards Australia about their vote on OOXML. I need to correct something mentioned in that report.
IBM is not now a member of CompTIA. We used to be a member, but we quit some time ago. We did not participate in any CompTIA meeting where we voiced our support for OOXML.
I don’t know why any representative of CompTIA would stand up and misrepresent our membership and our position on this issue. Regarding the latter, I think that just about everyone else in the world knows where we stand on OOXML.
Needless to say, the CompTIA representative should set the facts straight for all participants at that meeting. An explanation of how and why these misrepresentations were made is necessary, in my opinion.
If these same statements were made elsewhere in the world, they should be corrected there as well. If anyone has heard such things, please let me know.