I cannot help but lean towards agreeing with this article by Joe Wilcox. It is clearly the game plan of MS to embrace and extend and this time deeper into the enterprise. The ratification of ooxml as an ISO standard will be the coup de grâce that will see ODF under serious threat.
All things considered, it does appear that what MS wants, MS gets. Does not matter if it is unfair or unethical. They managed to use their weight to bulldoze ECMA to adopt it as a standard and for ECMA to pass it on to ISO for ratification. The ISO process has thrown up numerous issues which, if the ECMA was diligent, would have been fixed or addressed. The fact that it has not merely shows the disrespect that ECMA has to ISO. ECMA was able to be strong armed to do to the commercial will of MS. My technology fairplay doctrine tells me that OOXML has to be rejected come September 2nd. I am trying really hard to give OOXML a fair hearing, but no where does MS want to engage fairly (comment directed to MS Singapore).