Some facts about the development of ODF
By user13342178 on Aug 23, 2007
I just stumbled over a quite new blog entry from my colleague Erwin - a really good one, I think!
It clarifies some things about the development process of ODF.
Read it, and I am sure after that you will also ask yourself why Microsoft started it's own XML document format, instead of simply participating in the development of ODF...