Sweden is represented in the ISO through the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS). This means that our country has one of the 100 or so votes.
The member countries have had six months to consider if the Office Open XML (OOXML) format should become an ISO standard. In Sweden, SIS arranged a working group that have looked through the material. As you may know the OOXML format has been heavily criticized (by many e.g. Google (PDF)) for allowing embedding of closed Microsoft-specific objects in the document standard and thus making it difficult for non-Microsoft software to read OOXML documents.
Unfortunately, SIS is an organisation where anyone can become a member. Member organizations can send participants to a working group for a fee. The current rate is 17,000 SEK (~$2,500). The day before the vote that decided if SIS would say yes to OOXML in the ISO there were a couple of new members in the SIS/TK321/AG17 working group:
|Company name||Relation to Microsoft|
|Formpipe software||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Cybernetics||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Strand Interconnect||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Cornerstone Sweden||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Solid Park||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Fishbode systems||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|KnowIT Sverige||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Modul 1||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|IDE Nätverkskonsulter||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Connecta||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Camako Data||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Sogeti||Microsoft Gold Partner|
|Tieto Enator Corp.||Microsoft Gold Partner|
And so, Sweden will be voting yes to make OOXML an ISO standard.
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