Nah... That was a machined-assisted translation.
I participated in the ODF workshop
co-organized by the Dutch government programme Netherlands in Open Connection
and OpenDoc Society
under auspices of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs
and the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations
In there, most notable ODF implementators and interested companies and projects discussed interoperability issues, how to fix them, and plans on improving future interoperability.
I think it was both very kind and a very smart thing to do by these organizations. The Dutch government is an example of not only thinking about the future of their information and communication technology, but of taking steps to facilitate it.
Of course the government will benefit from a more competitive industry, and better interoperability. But, ultimately, every person wishing to share information in electronic form will benefit from these kind of events (this would be the vast majority of the world's population). Hopefully this is the first of many.