Adobe exec on Sony BBeB format vs. a true consumer standard: A litte hope
January 31, 2006 | 7:09 am
“Assume the industry successfully establishes an XHTML-based reflowable document format based on the evolution of OEB, with an associated single-file container package with pluggable DRM, then I see no strong raison d’etre for Mobi, BBeB, or any of the other OEB-derivative eBook formats to hang around forever. That doesn’t mean BBeB will go away overnight and indeed Sony has discussed taking steps to make it more open and accessible, but in the long run I believe the momentum behind interoperable XML-based formats is unstoppable.” – Adobe exec Bill McCoy. Related: MobileRead reaction.