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Subject: Re: [office] Projity's OpenProj

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> News:  Projit's MS Project clone moving to open source, talking with Sun 
> regarding possible move to OpenOffice.org.  
> The part that caught my interest was, "Projity plans to invest 
> "significant resources" into driving the creation of an open standards 
> document format for project management that would be an alternative to 
> the .mpp/.mpx formats used by Microsoft Project, and would eventually 
> become a subset of the OpenDocument Format natively used by OpenOffice 
> and StarOffice. "
> So something to think about after ODF 1.2, perhaps adding project 
> management formats.  

Yes, though would like to see them get more innovative (e.g. less 
"MS-clone"!) project management developers like the Omni Group involved 
if possible to make sure it's a suitably flexible format.

ODF really needs to be a path to the next generation in productivity, 
rather than just the old ways in XML.


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