The capture of the ISO process by the vendor is not finished. Microsoft is organising the next ISO SC34 meeting in Redmond on OOXML maintenance. The next ISO SC34 meeting, who should review more then 800 pages of defects of OOXML, will be held in Redmond, at a stone throw of Microsoft's headquarters. Remember the dinner in Korea?
Microsoft will be the "social host" of the Seattle meetings, hosting the reception and dinner, etc. They will also be organizing a Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) event to occur the day after the SC34 Plenary, at Microsoft, to announce how they intent to support Office 2010 as extensions to OOXML.
The previous DII event organised by Microsoft in Brussels was basically a meeting of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Here is the announcement of the meeting on the SC34 website:
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Located in downtown Bellevue, just twenty minutes outside Seattle, The Westin Bellevue is situated minutes from major corporate offices including Microsoft, Nintendo of America, T-Mobile, and Expedia.
You can expect a lot of people member of the Microsoft ecosystem at the next SC34 meeting in Redmond.