"Based on dozens of interviews that I've conducted over the last
few weeks, the OpenDocument Foundation, whose three principals are
Sam Hiser, Gary Edwards, and a legal eagle who goes by the nickname
'Marbux,' went out on a very thin limb where no one else--not the
vendors behind ODF, not OASIS (the consortium that hosts the
technical committee responsible for the standard's development),
and not the World Wide Web Consortium (chaperone to the Common
Document Format [CDF] standard)--was willing to join them.
"Not only does it appear as though they were on a thin limb with
their opinions that ODF should be buried and that CDF should take
its place, they crawled out even further when they publicly
disclosed that the W3C and IBM shared those opinions as
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