More accurately, there should be a split between yes, no, and abstain. Then we'd have a real picture. It would be fascinating if the population of the countries voting NO and ABSTAIN together outnumbered the population of the countries voting YES.
As to the squawking about it being a misleading title, anyone who knows anything about the ISO voting process (and if you don't, hie thee unto Groklaw!) and doesn't have rocks in their head can readily tell that the point is that if you consider the size of the countries voting NO, the ballot was hardly a squeaker. By that yardstick, it was a miserable failure considering the supermajority required to approve OOXML as an ISO standard. It's not the number that counts, granted, but it speaks significantly to the economic forces rejecting OOXML.
For the sake of argument, I'll presume those who said Cuba actually voted YES are correct (I don't have the actual list handy). Which is more significant, that Cuba (pop. 11 million) voted YES, or that China (pop. 1.3 billion) voted NO?
And as for the headline being misleading, it doesn't approach the brazen out-and-out lying perpetrated by Microsoft on this one issue alone.
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