After my mini rant yesterday, it appears that the legal challenge to the BSI has actually happened. A judicial review of the decision making process of the BSI will at least look at why, and how, the BSI changed its mind regarding approving OOXML (DIS 29500) against the technical recommendations of the subcommittee.
Of course, what we really need, is a fully transparent process at the BSI where they publish their proceedings and are fully accountable for the decisions that they make. We need a fair BSI whatever the standard is that they are reviewing and considering approval for. Otherwise, the BSI will, unfortunately, continue to be seen (even if it is unfair) as a ‘for hire’ rubber stamp approvals agency.