It seems I've put a few folks in a bit of a tizzy, by asking Rick Jelliffe to contribute his expertise to some incorrections on Wikipedia that I've been unable to get corrected on my own. I won't take the time to go through the whole story here, but these are the links that tell the tale:
Rick's original post (many interesting comments):
"Microsoft PR Paying to "Correct" Wikipedia" on Slashdot:
My comment on that thread:
There are lots of other blogs linking to this as well. Good to see the tone of the Open XML debate getting some broad attention and analysis. I'll leave it up to others to reach conclusions, but as always I have confidence that most people are reasonable, and will reach reasonable conclusions from the facts.