There have been on-going arguments against voting MS-OOXML as ISO/IEC. FSFEurope (in consultation with FSF India) has compiled six questions to national standardisation bodies to be asked against MS-OOXML. In a nutshell, these six questions are:
- Application Independence ?
- Supporting Pre-exisiting Open Standards ?
- Backward Compatibility for all Vendors ?
- Proprietary extensions ?
- Dual Standards ?
- Legally Safe ?
It is required that MS-OOXML provides conclusive answers to the above questions to be voted for ISO/IEC.
I have also posted the on-going discussions in India with regard to the above arguments.