Today - or was it yesterday? - Patrick Durusau issued an open letter regarding the standardization of OOXML. It is an interesting read - especially for those of us that have worked endless hours in NSBs with processing the dispositions of comments from IEC/ISO editor Rex Jaeschke. I will not dig too much into the details of the statement, since I am sure others will do so, just quietly note that is it nice once in a while to be appreciated and not only picked at because of our "lack of qualifications" and accusations of being angle-grapping, bribed, paid for puppets only acting by the will of Microsoft.
Thank you, Patrick!
I will only quote this:
The OpenXML project has made a large amount of progress in terms of the openness of its evelopment. Objections that do not recognize that are focusing on what they want to see and not what is actually happening with OpenXML
Ooh - and one prediction: I think the anti-OOXML-lobby will try to drop this like a hot potato. The Pro-choice side will naturally salute this - and the Pro-ODF side will quietly wait out the storm quietly mumbling "Nothing to see here, please pass along".
Yes, some of them might even use some of the skills they learned in the third part of the course they took, Hypocricy 101.
"Talk is silver, but silence is gold"