i personally like the standardization of things since you don't have to bother anymore for misbehaviours for your standard apps as is happening for example with sites that use iexplore only features which on firefox wouldn't run as they should. this is just an example and this should also let you understood why i'm pro for the standardization of an ooxml version, even if it would need some other work to be of a good level: it would finally make office documents fully compatible with oopenoffice or koffice or whatever opensource app that would want to implement its features. from i've understood reading around the web, the problem with ooxml as it's now is that it was born from a damaged mind and the specs are a true labyrinth (immagine a program wich has nested goto in its source code that point out somewhere in the 20 milions of code lines). this old naughty microsoft is now starting a war between gnome who supports this standard (remember novell agreement and novell own the trademark gnome) and kde which seems to deny its implementation. i really hope that this news given the last month is not true, cause that a war between gnome and kde would only mean damage for opensource community.
ps. if you still haven't read about the last microboy issue then read here : http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1006008 this seems to have just been corrected but the following news is even more better :
i haven't read other news about this issue and if it has been also corrected, but i have to say that after removing windows from my pc to stick with gentoo these news would only give make me smile at evening when i come back from work and read them.
don't you agree?!