22 March 2006

Apple an OpenXML Developer

OpenXML Developer launched today and guess who's on the list? Apple. If you're wondering what the OpenXML Community is all about here's the Mission Statement from the website:

Mission Statement The Open XML Formats Developer Group is being formed as a community for developers to exchange information with each other regarding the usage of the Ecma-developed Office Open XML file formats. The community will serve as a technical resource for Open XML developers to submit and answer technical questions and to share tools and ideas around Open XML Formats-based solutions. The Open XML Formats Developer Group is open to anyone free of charge to enable broad participation and development of solutions using the Open XML Formats on any platform. The Open XML Formats Developer Group will support the wide adoption of the specifications being created by Ecma Technical Committee 45. More information is available at www.OpenXmlDeveloper.org.
It sure would be cool if the next version of iWork supported in some way the Office Open XML file formats.

1 comment:

Bare Foot Guru said...

It would be even cooler if MS used the OpenDocument format (ODF) instead of yet again creating a similar, but slightly different, standard with their Office Open XML file formats.