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OpenXPS - OpenXML Paper Specification
At the 97th General Assembly held in Budapest, June 16, 2009, Ecma International approved Open XML Paper Specification (OpenXPS) as an Ecma standard ( ECMA-388 ). This Standard defines OpenXPS, the Open XML Paper Specification. OpenXPS describes a set...
ISO/IEC 29500:2008, Information technology - Office Open XML formats published
ISO’s press release says ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) have just published the joint International Standard, ISO/IEC 29500:2008, Information technology – Office Open XML formats...
ODF 1.2 Roadmap (per Rob Weir)
IBM's Rob Weir outlines the "ODF 1.2 Roadmap" (my emphasis): Once we complete our editing work on ODF 1.2, it undergoes an approval process like this: Approval as a Committee Draft Public Review - 60 days Disposition of comments - 2 weeks Second public...
Sun sponsors Patrick Durusau to edit next ISO/IEC version of ODF
Sun announced yesterday that they have sponsored Patrick Durusau 's contract to act as editor of the ODF 1.2 specification. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that Patrick made some complimentary comments about the work done by ISO/IEC DIS 29500 editor,...
Mapping the Office Binary File Formats to OpenXML
Brian Jones provides the text of one of Ecma's responses to the comments received from National Standards Bodies to DIS29500 that pertain to mapping from the binary formats to OpenXML:- We believe that Interoperability between applications conforming...
Burton Group report on ODF/OOXML will "ruffle some feathers"
Earlier today the Burton Group released a free (registration required) report authored by Guy Creese ( bio ) and Peter O'Kelly ( bio ) and titled " What’s Up, .DOC? ODF, OOXML, and the Revolutionary Implications of XML in Productivity Applications " Guy...
MSDN Magazine article on Open Packaging Conventions (OPC)
There's a good article on MSDN about the Open Packaging Conventions that are used by OpenXML and XPS. OPC provides an open standard container technology that you can use without having to code your own custom binary container files. And it supports a...
Much ado about nothing
Jason Matusow and I were sat next to each other at a meeting at the end of last week. I was laughing at some of the comments he was receiving on his blog in response to a post he made about the " Open XML - US V1 Committee Vote and IBM Motivations " ...
"There is no reason to be browbeaten into thinking that there should only be one document format."
So says the Guardian 's Technology Editor, Jack Schofield , who has followed up his computerweekly article with an "Inside IT" story today. I also noticed this morning that Tim Anderson quotes Simon Jones who he says has written an article by in this...
Rick Jelliffe debunks some popular myths ...
ZDNet Asia has an article, " Open standards advocate comes out in favor of Microsoft ", reporting Rick Jelliffe 's comments when he was there recently. "There's been an awful lot of controversy over Open XML becoming an ISO standard, claims that Open...
Altova's XMLSpy adds OpenXML support
Another TechED OpenXML related announcement Altova XMLSpy Now Supports New ECMA Office Open XML File Formats June 4, 2007; 05:51 AM Altova ( http://www.altova.com ), creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools...
Fraunhofer to chair new DIN working group - "Instead of either/or we're enabling interoperability between various document standards".
DIN 's Information Technology Standardization Committee's newly formed 'Translation of Document Formats' working group has started work to create an in-depth Technical Report detailing how to translate between the two document standards...
Ecma - "Ecma-376 Office Open XML DIS ballot starts Monday April, 2 for a period of 5 months"
Ecma have issued a press release announcing The JTC 1 Secretariat informed Ecma International today that Office Open XML will move immediately to the next phase of the ISO/IEC’s review of the Ecma standard. The JTC 1 Secretariat issued the 5-month...
IDABC's Berlin conference conclusions - positive developments
I was just looking at Karel De Vriendt's ODEF (Open Document Exchange Formats) Workshop Conclusions presentation. It's very interesing and rather encouraging as there's some much needed pragmatism being injected into the debate. I hope some...
Computerworld - ISO moves OpenXML to ballot phase
Eric Lae is reporting that " According to an e-mail sent Saturday by Lisa Rachjel, the secretariat of ISO’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC-1) on Information Technology, the Open XML proposal , along with comments and criticism by nations that...
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