The bibliographic project will design and build an easy to use and comprehensive bibliographic facility within OpenOffice. It will be easy to use for the casual user, but will meet all the requirements of the professional and academic writer. The new bibliographic facility will utilise the latest open standards and will make the fullest use of emerging XML, XSLT, RDF and SRU/W technology.
I think this might be a promising central point for collaboration in the area of bibliographic integration with software. Since you need the citation information in your document composition environment, why not just build bibliographic capabilities right in?
A couple interesting postings from his blog: