"The closing of the letter is both telling as well as ironic, coming
just after Microsoft's announcement that it would support ODF in Office
2007, but not DIS 29500, the ISO/IEC JTC 1 version of OOXML, until the
as yet unscheduled shipping of Office 14. As a result, the business
basis for fast tracking OOXML to begin with - to benefit the enormous
installed base of Office users - will be rewarded, at the earliest, in
2010. The Fast Track thus would appear to be a lose-lose all around: a
huge imposition on all involved, a lower quality specification at the
end than a more deliberative process would have proven, and a damaged
reputation for ISO/IEC as well."

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