"Promises have been made. Assurances have been given.
Commitments have been proffered. But far less has been
"Let's review the record.
"We start with the Ecma whitepaper, 'Office Open XML Overview'
which was included in their submission to ISO:
"Standardizing the format specification and maintaining it over
time ensure that multiple parties can safely rely on it, confident
that further evolution will enjoy the checks and balances afforded
by an open standards process..."
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