> But, if we end up with a truly open standard, free of patent nonsense, and
> implementable by all, it doesn't really matter whether it is OOXML or ODF.
No, it would still be bad. Would you rather have a 6,000 page tome sitting on your desk or
the ODF spec. Now that OOXML has won the day we will all be paying the price for
standardizing the world's documents on such an unwieldy standard for decades to come.