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OpenDocument goes ISO

The OpenDocument format has reached the staging phase of ISO standardization, and is now an official ISO Standard Format for advanced office documents. The format has mainly been developed within the OpenOffice.org project scope, but already many other office applications have or will be adopting the format. Microsoft which is dominating the market with their proprietary formats have now also accepted that open formats are not going away, but of course Microsoft has decided to contribute with their own version of an open office format… As far as I am aware it is not as open as they would have you think, however when its finalized as an ECMA standard i guess we will see, and hear much more about this topic…

The OpenDocument standard has been developed by a variety of organizations and is publicly accessible. This means it can be implemented into any system, be it free software/open source or a closed proprietary product, without royalties.

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