I can keep this post nice and short. Patrick Durusau has responded to some pretty harsh accusations from Rob Weir. (I guess I got the answer to my question about the disconnect within the ODF TC.) I guess Nick Tsilas should feel vindicated, at least a little bit.
"If you need further proof, consider that months before Rob Weir started his "NOOXML" site that I advised IBM that the best strategy in this matter would be "Yes to OpenXML, No to DIS 295000." My reasoning being that supporting the notion of an OpenXML would put Microsoft in a position of not being able to refuse useful corrections or additions to OpenXML and still allow reasonable opposition to DIS 29500. I won't report IBM's reaction to that suggestion but I think you can guess its general tenor from what has followed.
Speaking strictly for myself, I have better things to do than butting and braying on behalf of IBM.
March 12, 2008
Speaking of accusations, I have never met Patrick Durusau.