Jones posted two great news today
Microsoft has agreed to:
- Publish their file format specification for the
.doc, .xls and .ppt and do this under
- To simplify the understanding of the mapping
between the old binary formats and the new ones, they
will start an open source project to generate OOXML
files from the old binary file formats.
These specs and projects are scheduled for February 15th.
The full details are
Blog. These are great news for all third party
implementations that need to interop with those documents.
is in order.