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Subject: Re: [office] Projity's OpenProj


Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> 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.

But as a hint to some of the larger vendors, support for their own staff 
and/or others to work on integrating such projects into ODF is what is 
going to make ODF the path for the next generation in productivity. 
Simply being a possible path and being a path that has attracted vendor 
support are two different things.

Hope you are having a great day!


> Bruce

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Acting Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)
Co-Editor, OpenDocument Format (OASIS, ISO/IEC 26300)

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