Binary and OOXML office formats - interesting news

Brian Jones has a nice post on (a) making the documentation for binary Office file formats available more easily and (b) mapping from binary formats to OOXML:

The binary formats documentation will be available publicly by February 15, 2008 and the file formats will also be subject to the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.

Regarding mapping from binary to OOXML formats (and back), Microsoft promised to start an open source effort on SourceForge for that purpose.

This also made it onto TechMeme today...