Eric Lai: "Lotusphere: Whoops?! IBM products support Microsoft's Open XML doc format!
I just saw Eric Lai's article on Computerworld about IBM's support for OpenXML.
Nobody has invested more to defeat Microsoft Corp.'s Open XML document format than IBM Corp.
So why is IBM supporting Open XML in a handful of its products?
The software that support Open XML include its Lotus Quickr collaboration platform, its Websphere Portal for z/OS mainframes, its DB2 Content Manager v8.4 and its DB2 9 pureXML database.
Last week Doug Mahugh pointed to IBM's support in Websphere Portal as well. In some cases IBM's support for OpenXML seems to exceed ODF, for example IBM seem* to say here that their FileNet product supports OpenXML but not ODF** ....
* I don't claim to be up to speed on IBM's technologies anymore, and simply note that the copyright on the file is 2008 so is presumably up to date.
** If anyone from IBM happens by I believe these are the
OpenOffice ODF MIME types.
You never know - maybe the Notes announcement is coming this week at Lotusphere?