MS OOXML excellent overview

The ISO meeting is happening today with Microsoft trying to strong arm their OOXML standard through the process as previously discussed.

I was planning to write an overview of the whole situation myself but in the course of my research I found an excellent one already written by Andy Updegrove explaining why the format war is important, why Microsoft’s movement is welcome but insufficient and most importantly what we all stand to gain or lose in terms of our “Civil ICT Rights”. Highly commended.