BIS voted against OOXML today. A big round of applause, congratulations to all those who worked long, worked hard and worked against tremendous odds to make it happen. When good people come together, good things happen.
Update: News on the voting. Microsoft said “While we are disappointed with the decision of the BIS LITD 15 committee, we are very encouraged by the support of IT industry players like NASSCOM, TCS, Wipro and Infosys who voted in favor of Open XML becoming an ISO standard”