CNET News.com's Ina Fried asks Sun executives about the speed of innovation with committee-run, open-source products such as OpenDocument Format. The roundtable took place Dec. 13, 2005, in San Francisco. Answers come first from Tim Bray, Sun Web technologist and co-inventor of XML, and then from Peter Korn, Sun's accessibility architect.
The document format sagas continue as ODF gets competition from the W3C's Compound Document Formats.
Software giant favors ODF in a vote at the American National Standards Institute.
World Wide Web Consortium's Compound Document Format not suitable for Office-style applications, according to standards watcher Andrew Updegrove.