In the meeting of 2008-02-21 of the Technical Committee 48 of ELOT (the Greek ISO National Body), unexpectedly Sokratis Maanian was elected as Head of the Greek Delegation to the Geneve OpenXML Ballot Resolution Meeting, with 8 votes against 6. The vote was secret, despite the protest by Antonis Christofides. In addition, four additional organisations had been appointed committee members without prior notification.
New voting members are joining the committee at the last minute:
However, during the discussion, the representative of the Information Society showed the fax he had received, to which was attached the decision 19103/08 of the ELOT administration, dated 1 February 2008, which modifies the composition of the Committee by adding four new organisations: the Ministry of Education, two departments of the Ministry of Economics, and Information Society S.A. The representatives of NTUA had not been informed of this decision.
Mr Christofides, after contacting Prof. Maistros on the telephone (Prof. Maistros is the main representative of NTUA, Mr Christofides being his replacement), asked to add the following text to the minutes of the meeting:
During today's (21/2/2008) meeting of the Technical Committee 48, we found out about the existence of the decision of ELOT with number 19103/08, with which the composition of the Committee changes by adding four organisations. We keep a reservation on the correctness of the procedure, and we request to be given all the documents that have to do with the composition of the Committee and any modification of such composition, from 2007-01-01 to today. Until we see and evaluate said documents, we accept the result of today's meeting with reservation, and we keep the right to appeal.
The last email that had been received by ELOT before the meeting, dated 2008-02-19, presents, in the document body, 11 organisations in the table of receivers (because the 12th had not yet appointed a representative), while the "To:" and "CC:" email fields include, in addition to ELOT employees, representatives of these 11 organisations only.