"Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly
antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company
accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track
approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by
Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the
accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is
leading a fight against truly open standards.
"As governments around the world begin to establish IT
procurement policies that favor open standards, the stakes in the
document format dispute are rising..."
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