Patrick Durusau, the editor for ODF 1.0 and 1.2, as well as the chair of INCITS V1, has a new post where he talks about his change of opinion. He is now in support of the ISO approval of DIS 29500 (Open XML). http://www.durusau.net/publications/onbeingheard.pdf

I'm hoping that Patrick will also help in the investigation around harmonization going forward. Here's an update on how the work in DIN is progressing (including an early draft of their technical report): http://www.nia.din.de/cmd?level=tpl-artikel&subcommitteeid=94340957&contextid=nia&cmstextid=74610&languageid=en

 

-Brian