Microsoft appears to have lost the Open Office XML battle, according to Pamela at Groklaw, but seems destined to win the war, according to the New York Times. But, as Pamela notes, given the fact that the committee members who will be reviewing comments from the disapproving countries are overwhelmingly in favor of Microsoft's latest bid for global monopoly, it's likely just a matter of time (early next year, in fact) before OOXML becomes a "standard."
A standard that smells of money and the taint of corruption. But a "standard" nonetheless.
Now if only the standard actually worked. That would be progress.