Advent Resource #11: ODF vs OOXML

odf_220-03aAndy Updegrove is a standards advocate, and has supported ODF since its inception. He is the author of Consortium Info, and of the related blog about standards.

Between November 2007 and January 2008 he has summarized in a series of five blog posts what he has defined “a standards war of truly epic proportions: the ongoing (at the time), ever expanding, still escalating conflict between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace alike”.

It is an interesting reading, especially if you are involved in ODF today and miss the historic background:

Chapter 1: War of the Words (an eBook in Process)

Chapter 2: Products, Innovation and Market Share

Chapter 3: What a Difference a Decade Can Make

Chapter 4: Eric Kriss, Peter Quinn and the ETRM

Chapter 5: Open Standards