On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Cathal A. Ferris <pio at skynet.ie> wrote:
"So it was on this basis (the first proposal having been considered
> acceptable and then the further improvements in Geneva) that the post-BRM
> Irish committee meeting was so strongly of the view that the Irish comments
> had been satisfactorily addressed."
This is technically accurate, but it doesn't capture the spirit of the
post-BRM meeting, in my opinion. There was broad agreement that the narrow
scope of the Irish comments had been addressed, with some exceptions
(specifically related to the inclusion of deprecated content in the
normative text of the published standard rather than in an advisory appendix
or accompanying document), however the issue of the broader flaws in the
process consumed most of the meeting's time, and a substantial minority were
strongly of the opinion that this should lead Ireland to maintain its "No"
vote, or at least to abstain. While a majority were in favour of switching
Ireland's vote to "Yes", it was not an overwhelming majority or consensus at
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