"Microsoft's Alan Yates steps in the manure in responding to the
Massachusetts Information Technology Division's late-August
declaration for OpenDocument and other open software standards.
"IBM's Bob Sutor and Sun's Tim Bray have already shared
constructive and entertaining comments. Sutor, in particular, is
keeping us nicely abreast of any worthwhile new items. Nicholas
Carr at Harvard Business School has weighed in, and Stephen Walli,
an ex-Microsoft manager, gives us a valuable primer on open vs de
facto standards in context of Microsoft's letter of response. I
hope to amplify those valuable comments here in order to shed more
light on Microsoft's extraordinary disposition..."