I’ve written before telling what I think about the ISO’s attitude, rejecting the appeals to OpenXML approval (btw, until the present day we haven’t received ISO’s “official response” in Brazil… just the press release).
As far as I know, the countries that sent the appeals do not intend to appeal again, despite this be possible under the already broken JTC1 directives.
Thus, managers of the major IT governmental organizations in Brazil, Venezuela and South Africa wrote and co-signed an open letter to ISO, to express their dissatisfaction with the final result of this all.
The letter was also signed by managers of similar entities in Ecuador, Paraguay and Cuba, in a clear signal that this affected more people than I imagined.
Reading the text of the letter, I’ll not summarize anything here because it is worth be read in full, I reminded of Newton’s third law: “For every action there is an equal, but opposite, reaction.”
What about you? Do you agree with the letter’s content (post a comment) ?