The OpenDocument/Open XML doc I've mentioned a few times, which I co-authored with Guy Creese, has been published. You can download it for free, as we're making it available as a sample of Burton Group research. You may have to register first, but Burton Group won't spam you. More details to follow.
Industry debate about the relative merits of OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Ecma 376 Office Open XML (OOXML) highlights the significance of the productivity application market shift from binary and proprietary file formats to vendor- and product-independent Extensible Markup Language (XML) models. The competitive stakes are huge, and the related political posturing is sometimes perplexing. In this overview, Research Directors Guy Creese and Peter O’Kelly introduce ODF, OOXML, and related World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, and project their implications for future productivity applications.