Interesting article on the OOXML saga on Internet.com yesterday, but the piece that caught my eye was this one from Patrick Durusau, who is chairperson of the technical committee advising the U.S. governing board.
Interestingly, Durusau may be an ODF backer, but he's pragmatic too, and had some direct words for opponents of OOXML on his blog:
"What is puzzling in this day and age of quarterly reports and returns that any corporate governance structure would long tolerate spite as a business strategy. Or that investors would stay with companies that follow such strategies.
"OpenDocument supporters should be wishing that [OOXML] will be approved along with a new work item to amend it to fix the problems found at the BRM ... Any other wish is a walk in a cold rain with a Russian peasant wishing his neighbor's cow would die,"