In case anyone thought this was just an IBM vs. MS thing...

After further technical analysis of the specification along with all the additional data available on OOXML, Google believes OOXML would be an insufficient and unnecessary standard, designed purely around the needs of Microsoft Office.

We join the ODF Alliance and many other experts in our belief that OOXML doesn't meet the criteria required for a globally-accepted standard. (An overview of our findings and sample technical issues unresolved are posted here.)
Well worth reading the Google response, only two pages long.  The section headings "An unnecessary standard" and "an insufficient standard" pretty much sum things up.

Link: Official Google Blog: A renewed wish for open document standards > (Thanks, Darryl)

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