TTCS recommendation to Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards regarding its vote on DIS29500

As a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) Information Technology Committee, the Trinidad and
Tobago Computer Society
(TTCS) ) submitted its recommendation on DIS29500 aka OpenXML on March 6th 2008 as per the deadline set by the TTBS.

You can view our recommendation online at
http://cs.tt/files/comments/TTCS-recommendation-on-DIS29500.pdf (PDF ; 201K).

Previous posts on DIS29500 :

Other members of the TTBS IT committee have also made recommendations to the TTBS on whether the TTBS, as a result of being a Participatory Member in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34 can either approve, disapprove or abstain from voting on DIS29500 to be a ISO standard.

There will be a TTBS IT committee meeting on March 13th, 2008 to discuss the recommendations received. After, the TTBS will decide and will inform the IT committee on its decision by March 20th, 2008. (Update 22 March 2008 ; the TTBS stated it will “change its vote from abstention to approval” of DIS29500)

For the first time since the TTCS has submitted comments on various IT related policies in Trinidad and Tobago, we used Google Documents to create and edit the recommendation 1,195 times before the document was complete. This has worked well compared with sending emails of different document versions back and forth, and the TTCS will probably use this facility for future submissions similar to these and other IT related policies.