We were actually quite enthused with the number of countries even at this stage in the balloting process who voted to approve the standardisation at the current level [..] So given all of that, we were actually quite positive about the fact that we came within literally a couple of countries of having the thing ratified even at this point.
Huh! Yes, he's right. No. Not really. No ratification. I wonder what he means with: We were actually quite enthused...
There are a lot of people who have raised a great many issues which we don't think have a lot of practical merit,... Many of the comments that were submitted had common threads and were put together by people who oppose this activity.
Nur zur Information: http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0904.zip
And reg.ISO strategy:
We literally only need to get a handful of those to convert in order to get ratification.