ISO and IEC Members approve publishing of Open XML standard.
Press Release Summary:
August 20, 2008 - The 2 technical boards of the ISO and IEC have given the go-ahead to publish ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology - Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard. Appeals against the approval of the document by Brazil, India, South Africa, and Venezuela failed to gain enough support. According to the ISO/IEC rules, DIS 29500 can now proceed to publication, expected to take place within the next few weeks on completion of final processing.
Original Press Release
ISO and IEC Members Give Go Ahead on ISO/IEC DIS 29500 Reprinted from an ISO Press Release
Press release date: August 15, 2008