"In the past, ITWire has been less than flattering over
Microsoft's OpenXML document format. Make no mistake, an open file
format is definitely a must-have. Nevertheless, it exists so let's
be pragmatic: OpenXML can greatly bridge the gap between Windows
and Linux. In fact, it can open up whole new opportunities for
Linux coders to produce documents in a Microsoft-friendly
"Previously, we questioned the need for a new standard given
there already is a standardised open document format..."