"standard" created by Microsoft to use with MsOffice
competing with ODF
Oct'2006: Tim Bray on whether this is just a 1-way standard (e.g. XML dump of MsOffice binary format)
Mar'2008: Tim Bray on why he doesn't think the ISO should approve it
Jun'2008: Tim Bray version of the history of the ISO process.
Sept24'2008: IBM is considering whether to opt-out of certain standards discussions that they feel are gamed.