IBM may drop its membership in and stop supporting several standards organizations.
In "IBM Announces New I.T. Standards Policy," IBM announced a new corporate policy describing its behavior when helping to create open technical standards. As a consequence, IBM will "review and take necessary actions concerning its membership in standards organizations." In other words, IBM may drop out of organizations that do not meet its new policy, and may encourage others to do so, effectively lowering support for those organizations. IBM is offering suggestions on what makes a good, open standards organization and, presumably, how they want standards organizations to behave if IBM is going to be a member.
As "IBM to shun 'rogue' standards bodies" (CNet) summarizes, "The computing giant on Tuesday said that it will review its membership in existing standards bodies and withdraw from those that are not sufficiently transparent in their processes and intellectual property practices." The tipping point seems to have been when Standards Ecma International and then the ISO adopted Office Open XML, the Microsoft Office file format, as an open standard.
This topic has also been covered in the Triangle Business Journal, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, among others.