A timely reality check -- see the full post
As the anti-OOXML mob’s technical and editorial objections evaporate, and consequently as the reasonable people increasingly see that ISO is delivering a good result for them and jump ship, the rabid anti-OOXML misinformation campaign is ramping up. The basic strategy is to say that things are so bad that no improvement is possible, and indeed that any improvement is complicity.
But it is quite possible for the different sides to engage civilly and constructively.
My ODF/Open XML/etc. overview will be out by mid-January, BTW