"For some time I've been considering writing a book about what
has become a standards war of truly epic proportions. I refer, of
course, to the ongoing, ever expanding, still escalating conflict
between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five
continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace
alike. And, needless to say, at countless blogs and news sites all
the Web over as well.
"Arrayed on one side or the other, either in the forefront of
battle or behind the scenes, are most of the major IT vendors of
our time. And at the center of the conflict is Microsoft, the most
successful software vendor of all times, faced with the first
significant challenge ever to its one of its core businesses and
profit centers--its flagship Office productivity suite..."