It looks like others have had the same idea as me. The OpenOpenOffice project (not convinced by the name, though – how does it make OpenOffice more open?) aims to give the ability to read and write OpenDocument to Microsoft Word users. Their plan is to use a remote conversion server and SOAP. It’s being sponsored by Open Source Victoria in Australia, who should have a press release up soon.
In related news, OpenOffice.org 2.0 final has hit the mirrors. Don’t all rush at once – this link is to a particular mirror, as it hasn’t propagated fully. There’s also no official release announcement yet; although I expect that very soon. I hope they won’t be upset that I’ve noticed. No-one tell Slashdot ;-)