"Microsoft has just approached the Blender guys, and I would
assume have or will approach other FOSS projects since we learn
that Microsoft has assigned a guy to work with Open Source
projects, with a request for information on how to make Blender run
better on Windows. Here's part of what Microsoft emailed to
"With respect to Blender, what can you tell me about your
community/user feedback that you have heard regarding file formats?
Specifically, Microsoft is slowly shifting toward a more open
standards based approach to its file formats..."