The arguments over the standards for open documentation are beginning the resemble the arcane discussions that normally accompany religious dogma.

That's not a far-fetched parallel, given the way that different applications inspire almost religious devotions. In many ways, the arguments mirror that of the open-source distros where Ubuntu adherents sneer at Red Hattites (or the other way round)

Rob Weir, the IBM engineer whose anti-Open Office XML blog marks him as the Jeremiah of the anti-Microsoft movement