Openness and (the promise of) XML

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

Over at O'Reilly, people are gloating about ISO's decision not to ratify Microsoft's OOXML document "standard". At the same time, Jon Udell is saying much more interesting things about what smart document formats could do for the sciences. To quote him quoting Clifford Lynch, "Scientific literature that is computed upon, not merely read by humans."

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