New Computable Document Format is designed to turn documents into interactive applications, but determining how it relates to and competes with existing PDF format will be a challenge.
John Sculley, who ousted Jobs from Apple, offered praise after his death. Also: tributes from U.K. leader David Cameron, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, and an XKCD cartoon.
Sharepoint is the biggest threat to open source.
World Wide Web Consortium's Compound Document Format not suitable for Office-style applications, according to standards watcher Andrew Updegrove.
2007 brought a rash of changes to the open-source
The document format sagas continue as ODF gets competition from the W3C's Compound Document Formats.
Software makers join forces in $3.4 billion pact to stave off larger threats from both Microsoft and open standards.
They're used in everything from Google searches to Web tax filings. But standards struggle is rattling W3C and confounding developers.
The new ICE protocol's authors say it will make it easier for Web publishers to exchange content and for firms to distribute their online catalogs.