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· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · July
· · · · 24 (2 entries)

That’s All, Then · Atom is done. Now the ed­i­to­ri­al pro­cess­es grind away and even­tu­al­ly the of­fi­cial spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the Atom Pub­lish­ing Pro­to­col will be an RFC sub­stan­tial­ly iden­ti­cal to draft-ietf-atompub-protocol-17; it’ll join RFC4287 as the of­fi­cial prod­ucts of the IETF Atom­pub Work­ing Group ...
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Color Commentary · Read the ex­cel­lent play-by-play from Andy Upde­grove: Up­date on the US Vote on OOXML (and What Hap­pens Nex­t). He seems to have all the pub­lic fact­s, but speak­ing as one who’s been through a few of those pro­cess­es, I thought I should high­light some­thing that’s go­ing on right now, but won’t be talked about much. The prob­lem of fig­ur­ing out the US vote is in the hands of the 16 mem­bers of the INCITS com­mit­tee. So does that mean that everyone’s sit­ting still wait­ing for them to make up their mind­s? Nope. What’s hap­pen­ing right now is that the big play­ers with skin in the game are ap­ply­ing executive-to-executive pres­sure, be­hind the sce­nes, to the com­mit­tee members’ bosses’ bosses’ boss­es. In a few cas­es it’ll work, and the mem­bers will be is­sued here’s-your-vote march­ing or­der­s. I’ve seen it hap­pen. In fac­t, when the in­ten­si­ty lev­el gets up there, I’ve nev­er seen it not hap­pen. No­body will ev­er know the whole sto­ry on what’s hap­pen­ing right now un­der the cov­er­s. I re­al­ly don’t en­vy the com­mit­tee mem­ber­s.
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