Smells like "Open" spirit to me
\" Martin then outlined three principles he feels the creators of the manifesto needed to adopt.
He suggested that interoperability policies and required standards for cloud computing should be defined though public collaboration and scrutiny.
The process should be "vendor-dominated" with support from multiple providers, customers and other interested parties, said Martin.
He added that relevant standards would take time to "develop and coalesce as the cloud computing industry matures." "\
Hmmm, this sounds suspiciously like the arguments that led up to the adoption of OOXML by ISO last year: "public collaboration" via MS partner companies; "vendor dominated" via the same group of providers and customers; "develop and coalesce" long after the standards have been perverted and market dominance is once again assured.
The ONLY way MS will be able to get traction on this plea is to renounce ISO 29500 and adopt ODF once and for all. THEN they can start beating their chest about "closed standards".