After several years of proprietary obstacles, it looks like the eBook industry is starting to wise up. Adobe, MobiPocket, Motricity, iRex and eBook Technologies are among the players that plan to adopt a non-proprietary eBook standard. The ultimate intent here is presumably to have a common standard format, like mp3’s are to music; other than .ogg, .wma, .aac, and….oh, you get the point. ;)
Most noteworthy out of the announcement is that the iRex Iliad is expected to support the new standards at some future point. Sony isn’t mentioned here, but you really didn’t expect to see them adopting an industry standard now, did you?