IBM embraces ODF in Lotus Notes

By Justin Mann on May 16, 2006, 5:12 PM
While not everyone is enthusiastic about embracing ODF for use as a “publically recognize” document standard, the world's biggest IT company is. IBM is backing OpenDocument in the newest version of Lotus Notes, which is currently in development, with a public beta scheduled for later this year. On top of supporting OpenDocument standards, they are also looking to ensure broad compatibility:

"With the Hannover release, we are incorporating the Workplace client technology," Arthur Fontaine, senior product manager for Workplace, told CNET News.com. "(Lotus Notes) will inherit the server management cross-platform capability of the Eclipse-rich client platform, which allows users to run Linux, as well as Windows, and Mac to follow shortly."
Once big players start embracing particular standards, usually it is a matter of time before many other companies follow suit. With “125 Million” Lotus Notes users, it's definitely a boon to ODF's acceptance.




Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.