"The editor of the Open Document Format (ODF) standard has
written a letter that strongly supports recognizing Microsoft's
Open Office XML (OOXML) file format as a standard, arguing that if
it fails, ODF will suffer.
"'As the editor of OpenDocument, I want to promote OpenDocument,
extol its features, urge the widest use of it as possible, none of
which is accomplished by the anti-OpenXML position in ISO,' Patrick
Durusau wrote. 'The bottom line is that OpenDocument, among others,
will lose if OpenXML loses. ... Passage of OpenXML in ISO is going
to benefit OpenDocument as much as anyone else...'"