Another Microsoft take on the ODF/Open XML H-word
So how do we get there? I think the first step is getting the standards in the best shape possible, and that's what those of us involved in the standards process have been trying to accomplish. In the US, for example, we have a group of people on the INCITS V1 technical committee representing technology companies, big business, small business and government who have studied the Open XML spec, written comments, reviewed other countries' comments, and reviewed proposed dispositions. That same process is underway in dozens of countries, and by the time the process is complete the Open XML specification will probably be the most scrutinized document format specification ever. That's good news for everyone who will be using it, implementing it, analyzing it, or harmonizing with it in the future.