UPDATE: OOXML has failed!
Final roundup here.
nilesh has created a google-map that shows the voting status.
See below for further info on the voting.
Update2: The official result has leaked by now. Lots of approval from non-P-Members, but not enough from P-Members.
Results are available here.
The submission of the OOXML document file format by Microsoft to ISO for fast-track acceptance as a worldwide standard, has created a heated discussion. Many (including me) view this >6000 page specification as being incomplete and severly bugridden. Nevertheless, only a few days short of the dead-line, many countries seem to either go for approve ("Yes"/"Yes with comments") or abstain - sometimes under very dubious circumstances - as can be read on noooxml.org.
Here I will try to keep track of votes, as published by each country, trying to allow estimations on whether the standard will be approved or not.
I am working mostly with noooxml.org as a source here. List of P-Members is taken straight from the iso.org website.
A word about me beforehand: I am just an interested individual - I have no insight into any official standards procedures nor am I affiliated with any of the involved parties. So - take my information with a grain of salt.
This is the list, then:
Participating Countries (JTC1 and/or JTC1/SC34)
Some countries seem to be missing from that list - I wonder about the state of New Zealand, South Africa, Palestine and Portugal now?!
I think I finally understood the voting rules. I'll add another column to the table for countries, who are not P- or O-Members, but generally members of ISO.
Edit: Completely reordered the list. Now both P-Members of JTC1 and JTC1/SC34 are appearing.
Unfortunately there are still quite a lot of '?'s - would be great, if somebody could provide additional information.
Votes P-M JTC1 (41) P-M SC34 (36) Others Total yes 7 8 1 11 no 13 9 1 15 abstain 5 5 2 9 unclear 16 14 0 20 A note on the P-Members: the iso website says that there are 41 members, however only 40 are listed - perhaps the list is not up to date.
Edit: missed the USA at the top. Updated list accordingly
Up to now, nothing seems to be decided yet... discounting my possible lack of information, of course.
According to this information, the vote for OOXML has failed. It did not reach the 2/3rds majority required by the P-Members of JTC1, as 13 members have been reported, voting "no" and 5 members are abstaining, with a total of 41 members. To get the 2/3rds majority, 19 members would have to vote "yes" on top of the 7 members that did already. However, only 16 members are remaining without a vote.
I will continue to fill in the gaps as more information gets public, until the official outcome is revealed. Meanwhile a great thanks goes to all those providing me with the necessary information - I could not have done it alone.
I'll try to link sources for each confirmed vote soon. Please contact me, if you have better (more accurate) information.
Combined result into table for better readability
List of members was flawed -
relevant list is: JTC 1/SC 34