- In regard to the September 2, 2007 JTC 1 ballot on the fast track DIS 29500 based on Ecma 376, the ballot resolution meeting (BRM) is scheduled for the week of February 25-29, 2008 at the International Conference Centre Geneva http://www.cicg.ch/en/index.php. Only representatives of those national bodies who responded to the ballot that closed September 2 are eligible to attend, and, therefore, only those national bodies are permitted to change their registered vote on DIS 29500 with their membership status as recorded in ballot summary. No additional votes can be cast in this matter; P-member/O-member membership status in SC34 is irrelevant to the BRM.
The fast track submitter has agreed to provide a revised specification by January 14, 2008 for all voting national bodies to consider in their review of their original vote. At the end of the BRM national bodies present will indicate if their original vote stands or if they wish to change their original vote; there is no new vote per se on approving the DIS. In accordance with the JTC 1 Directives, the progress of the specification will depend on the revised status of all previously-received votes at the end of the BRM. Registration to attend the BRM will be opened in the next few months, and national bodies are advised that due to the limited size of the venue there may be some limitations placed on the size of a delegation, regardless of the number of attendees registered by a national body. We will try to establish any attendance limitations before the new year based on advance registration. Observers, press and national bodies not voting in the September 2, 2007 ballot are prohibited from attending the BRM.