Microsoft releases specs of Binary formats
Microsoft has agreed to remove any intermediate steps necessary to get the documentation.
They're going to just post it, making it directly available as a
download on the Microsoft web site. Microsoft will also make the Binary
Formats subject to its Open Specification Promise by February 15, 2008.
They're even planning to include an Open Source converter
Regardless of motives behind this move, as usual, a nerd on SD made following Interesting comment :
Microsoft is releasing the specs for binary document formats. This will
help those who want to support and maintain those formats so this is a
gift from Microsoft. Fellow residents of Troy, let us be grateful and
embrace this great offering.