For those that do not want to wait for the integration of the CWS wpsimport01, the Uberdedicated TrainedMonkey cloned the standalone writerperfect from the libwpd CVS repository and created a command-line tool alowing you to convert now your stack of MS Works documents into OpenOffice.org 1.0 file-format. The cloning was done mainly for debuging purposes, because the
com.sun.star.comp.Writer.XMLImporter seems more picky than the normal document-loading process, but it is usable for converting documents too. The module is called "wps2sxw" and lives in the libwps' subversion repository.
So run there to pick it while it is hot! And do not forget to subscribe the project's mailing list and send some encouraging words to Andrew. Believe me, he does an excellent work!