Well, it's not really a belated welcome, as they've been with us at the OOXML Party since the beginning, but now it turns out that some of the group that came with them has changed clothes and seen the light about the Office Open XML (OOXML) file formats! Woo-Hoo! Welcome back to the party!
The OpenXMLCommunity.org website just released a new web site re-design - check it out. On the front page, in the news roll-up section, there are references to some new articles about increased support for OOXML.
Some other news about IBM in the OOXML arena -
While I admit that I just scanned these articles, and am not a trained developer in these IBM technologies, I didn't see any mention of instructional steps calling out two myths about developing for Office Open XML. These myths state (generally) that
Well, could it be that because these developer documents don't instruct developers to call MSFT for help or to negotiate licensing, that the above items really are Myths, and should be included on some "Snopes for OOXML" myth-busting type of web site? Hey - maybe the Mythbusters would take the subject of OOXML Myths on for an episode? Anyone know someone at the Mythbusters show that I could talk to? Are the Ghostbusters still in operation in NYC?