Muito se fala sobre a controvérsia ODF vs MS OOXML. Uma leitura atenta sobre este artigo escrito por Sam Hiser,Vice President & Director of Business Affairs at OpenDocument Foundation, Inc, poderá ilucidar-nos um pouco mais sobre este dilema.

Segundo Sam Hisler :

"ODF is the only format unencumbered by intellectual property rights (IPR) restrictions on its use in other software, as certified by the Software Freedom Law Center. Conversely, many elements designed into the OOXML formats but left undefined in the OOXML specification require behaviors upon document files that only Microsoft Office applications can provide. This makes data inaccessible and breaks work group productivity whenever alternative software is used."

Se assim for, como conseguimos ter um sistema padrão e aberto com o OOXML?