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DIS29500/IS26300 ballot results in charts

I thought it might be interesting to look at how OpenXML fared compared to IS26300. Starting with the P members - it's interesting to note the "Approve with comments" given the ODF lobbying on this point.

DIS29500_IS26300 P votes

ODF clearly gained more support from P members than did OpenXML. I shall return to look at this one day I think. For now I will note that there was substantially more support for DIS29500 amongst O members. 

DIS29500_IS26300 O votes

And when both are combined it is very interesting to note that there is clearly more support for OpenXML already than there was for ODF. 

DIS29500_IS26300 All votes

Comments

Doug Mahugh said:

The voting has closed on the Open XML ballot, and ISO has issued a press release that explains the outcome:

# September 4, 2007 11:40 PM

Luc Bollen said:

Stephen, your charts mainly shows that there is clearly a lot more **disapproval** for OpenXML (18) than there was for ODF (0) !
# September 5, 2007 12:42 AM

Luc Bollen said:

Also, kudos to the MS spin doctors for renaming "JTC1 stuffing" to "there is clearly more support for OpenXML already than there was for ODF" ! Nice try, but I'm afraid it will not work !
# September 5, 2007 12:48 AM

Stephen McGibbon said:

Come on Luc, it's pretty self evident that there are more approval votes for DIS29500 than there were for IS26300.

I don't disagree there are more disapprove votes too - that's also pretty self-evident as IS26300 didn't get any - the comments were all submitted with approval votes.

# September 5, 2007 1:23 AM

Wu MingShi said:

'And when both are combined it is very interesting to note that there is clearly more support for OpenXML already than there was for ODF'

A really good and most up-to-date example of how statistics can say whatever you want it to say. 'Nough said.

# September 5, 2007 1:51 AM

Ben Langhinrichs said:

Stephen - This is the most humorous spin of a day filled with Microsoft spin. Thanks for the laugh. - Ben
# September 5, 2007 2:11 AM

Ed Brill said:

Stephen, don't these charts simply show that there were more raw votes cast (as a result of more "P" upgrades and more "O" voters) in this process than for ODF? Try going back to percentages, like you did in your pie graphs, and then let's talk. :-)
# September 5, 2007 3:42 AM

Mike Brown said:

If this is the best that you can come up with, Stephen, then Microsoft's defeat is even more significant that I first thought. Take away all the countries that joined the process so mysteriously late in the day - more info will come out on that score, I'm sure - and who nearly all voted "yes" (not even "yes, with comments") and your "clearly more support" argument is shot, isn't it? Bad enough that Microsoft failed; but to fail when it was already blatantly rigging the vote in its favour is downright sloppy! Cheers, - Mike
# September 5, 2007 3:56 AM

Ole Andersen said:

Well, ofcourse there are numerically more total votes. You bought them yourselves, didn't you. And in the light of that, it is funny that the share of disapprovals are higher for ooxml.
# September 5, 2007 7:42 AM

We did start the fire (sorry Billy)

said:

Nach der Standardisierung des Open XML Formats durch die ECMA im letzten Jahr hat die ISO (bzw. deren

# September 5, 2007 8:23 AM

Nathan T. Freeman said:

# September 5, 2007 3:52 PM

Doug Mahugh said:

It's been quite a year for those who have been blogging about the Open XML file formats. Here's a look

# December 31, 2007 2:44 AM

Noticias externas said:

It's been quite a year for those who have been blogging about the Open XML file formats. Here's

# December 31, 2007 3:16 AM

Gerhard´s Marktbeobachtungen said:

Über den internationalen Standard für Office Datei Formate wurde in den letzten Wochen und Monaten viel

# January 5, 2008 1:24 PM

Doug Mahugh said:

It's been quite a year for those who have been blogging about the Open XML file formats. Here's a look

# July 1, 2011 1:42 AM

Doug Mahugh said:

The voting has closed on the Open XML ballot, and ISO has issued a press release that explains the outcome

# July 1, 2011 1:56 AM