Let's put this into perspective for a moment. Regardless of what the manifesto says (If you follow the CCIF forum or read my blog you've got a pretty good idea). The goal of the open cloud manifesto is to bring wide scale industry attention to open interoperable Cloud Computing. In this goal we have succeeded even before the manifesto has been published.
In one move, Microsoft has provided more visibility to our cloud interoperability effort then all our previous efforts combined. For this reason alone we need thank Microsoft. Moving forward I believe Microsoft will continue to be a major partner in our activities including recently signing on as a global sponsor for our Cloud Camps. Who knows maybe they'll sign on to the manifesto too.