Re: [linux-audio-user] Interesting news item

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Thu Jun 02 2005 - 19:13:32 EEST

Though, see the last paragraph:

"Although XML is an established open standard driven by the Worldwide Web
Consortium (W3C), Microsoft is introducing its own flavour of the
specifications under a royalty free licence."

So this looks like more of an embrace and extend move than a genuine more
towards interop from MS.

- Steve

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:48:54AM -0400, M P Smoak wrote:
> How's this relate to open audio? I know lot's of linux app's now use xml
> for config files. Now office app's will have xml data files. I find this
> real interesting.
> quote from BBC
> Microsoft adopts web file styles
> Microsoft is putting a key web technology at the heart of its most popular programs.
> By late 2006 all the files created by users of its Office suite of software will be
> formatted with web-centred XML specifications.
> The decision marks a big change to Microsoft's existing proprietary file formats
> that can be hard to work with.
> Microsoft said the changes should make it much easier for companies to do more
> business via the web.
> endquote
> Marv
Received on Thu Jun 2 20:15:07 2005

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