US representatives of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) have voted against Sun's application to become a "Publicly Available Specification" submitter for its Java language to be put forward as an international standard. But, five other countries, Australia, the UK, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden, have voted in favour of the submission. Another 20 countries, represented within ISO's Joint Technical Committee, JTC-1, have yet to vote, but are required to do so by 14 November.
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