As Ecma announced today, the project editor (Rex Jaeschke) now has proposed dispositions for over 50% of the 3522 national body comments. "The ISO/IEC DIS 29500 Project Editor is on track to produce a final document by mid-January 2008, containing proposed dispositions of all comments received during the ballot period."
Brian Jones shares his thoughts on this batch of responses.
Regardless of where you stand on any of the specific issues, I'm sure everyone agrees that 3522 responses is a huge amount of work to try to synthesize into a coherent whole. Go, Rex!
you have managed to use the fast-track mechanism
to actually develop a "standard" in real-time
( those who are luckly enough can track the real-time progress at http://www.ecma-international.org/dis29500_brm )
another Microsoft "abuse of the system"
keep the rushing Microsoft! party on!
What standard do you want to develop today(tm)?
Hey Marc, speaking of editing, I'd put "Microsoft" inside the quotes there, since "Microsoft abuse of the system" is the entire phrase that needs to be identified as of questionable origin. (For example, I never write Pam "Jones" and always write "Pam Jones" instead.)
I'd probably be inclined to put "lucky" in quotes as well. :-)