TC45 Status Report
The Ecma International Technical Committee (TC45) is
working to establish a standard for Office Open XML File Formats as described
in the TC45 program of work at http://www.ecma-international.org/memento/TC45.htm.
The technical committee held its first face-to-face meeting in Brussels,
Belgium and began the technical work on Thursday 15 December 2005.
The technical committee includes representatives from Apple, Barclays
Capital, The British Library, British Petroleum, Canon, Essilor, Intel,
Microsoft, NextPage, Novell, Pioneer, Statoil, and Toshiba.
Since January, the technical committee has held weekly 2-hour conference
calls in order to advance the work.
The technical committee held its second face-to-face meeting on 31-January
– 2-February 2006 in Cupertino, California. The meeting was hosted
by Apple and attended by twenty-two participants.
During the meeting, the committee established guidelines and priorities
for the committee’s activity over the coming year, discussed ways
to develop the standard to support a broad range of conformant uses, refined
the conceptual technical model and continued the review and development
of the draft standard.
The committee’s next face-to-face meeting will be hosted in April
by the British Library in London.
Adam Farquhar (British Library)