Alan Z. Calls Shenanigans On Office Open XML

Alan Zeichick brands ECMA a "vendor-driven standards body" and decries "the competitive aspects of turning one company's impossible-to-implement spec into an industry standard." I'm a little more sanguine about ECMA, but only because I'm skeptical that standards (or open source) have nearly the importance they're generally accorded. (I'm well aware that this is sacrilege.)