Slashdot discusses the current state of the ODF-MSOOXML struggle for national government data standards. Many countries have begun to standardize on ODF, while none have yet selected MSOOXML:
“13 nations have announced laws or rules that favor the use ODF over Microsoft’s Office formats. Those nations include Russia, Malaysia, Japan, France, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, and Norway.”
Computerworld started the latest round of discussion, writing “France is still making the strongest move to ODF and its native office suite, OpenOffice.” (Over 500,000 French government employees have adopted ODF by adopting OpenOffice.org as their default office suite.)
They also mention South Africa, the Netherlands, and Korea as additions to the list above.