Brian Jones: New default XML formats in the next version of Office [via Dare Obasanjo]
Fresh on the heels of the OpenOffice standard announcement comes this welcome news.
- Will schemas be provided? When?
- Will these formats be extensible by third parties?
- If Office 2003 can be updated to support these new formats, can it also be updated to support the OASIS standard? Obviously, the reciprocal question also applies to OpenOffice.
- The license terms are not specified; I hope they don’t fall into the same trap that SenderID did. Note that OpenOffice is dual licensed GPL/SISSL.
- Apparently, this is targeted for the second half of 2006.