More on changing your OOXML/DIS 29500 vote

In response to a comment I left on his blog, Alex Brown, the Convener of the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting, pointed me to an SC34 page that described in more detail how a national body can change its vote:

In regard to the September 2, 2007 JTC 1 ballot on the fast track DIS 29500 based on Ecma 376, the ballot resolution meeting (BRM) was held in the week of February 25-29, 2008 at the International Conference Centre Geneva http://www.cicg.ch/en/index.php. Within 30 days after the BRM, national bodies voted in the 2 September ballot may change their vote from any of “approve”, “disapprove” or “abstain” to any of “approve”, “disapprove” or “abstain”. Any NB wishing to change its vote must inform ITTF (brannon@iso.org) of this intention and confirm the intention in writing.

In accordance with the JTC 1 Directives, the progress of the specification will depend on the revised status of all previously-received votes after the BRM.

Please see SC 34 N 932: Frequently Asked Questions regarding DIS-29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting for more details.

Keith Brannon mentioned to me in an email that it is essential that the person letting him know of a change in vote be an official designated national body representative and not someone else.

Update: They’ve changed the process a bit, so check out the latest web site. This is the new text:

In regard to the September 2, 2007 JTC 1 ballot on the fast track DIS 29500 based on Ecma 376, the ballot resolution meeting (BRM) was held in the week of February 25-29, 2008 at the International Conference Centre Geneva http://www.cicg.ch/en/index.php. Within 30 days after the BRM, national bodies voted in the 2 September ballot may change their vote from any of “approve”, “disapprove” or “abstain” to any of “approve”, “disapprove” or “abstain”. Any NB wishing to change its vote must inform ITTF of this intention in writing by 29th March, 2008.

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  • Vote change shall be communicated by email addressed to Keith Brannon (brannon@iso.org) as well as Maho Takahashi (takahashi@iso.org), Martine Gaillen (gaillen@iso.org) and yourself on copy.
  • The following shall be indicated in the subject.
    “Modification to the vote on DIS 29500 – Country (National Body/e.g. JISC)”
  • The name of sender shall be mentioned in the email.

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2 Responses to More on changing your OOXML/DIS 29500 vote

  1. LOL. You mean I can’t just send a message to that email address that says “Côte d’Ivoire changes it’s vote to disapprove?” Darn. That would have been fun.

    I wonder if Keith might be subject to a DoS attack as a result of this blog post?

  2. Carlos Drexler says:

    “LOL. You mean I can’t just send a message to that email address that says “Côte d’Ivoire changes it’s vote to disapprove?” Darn. That would have been fun.”

    Nathan, if you try that, please send the email with

    From: Wemba Opota, Microsoft West Africa

    Thanks [1]

    –Carlos

    [1] http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-43510/ivory-coast-represented-by-microsoft-senegal-at-the-brm

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