05 December 2006

OpenDocument is now a published ISO standard

OpenDocument has been published as ISO standard “ISO 26300.2006”, which implies the ability to make royalty-free implementations at will.

It also means that ODF can be pitched as an actual standard instead of a potential standard, & this is something that many managers (& accountants) understand better than “Open”.

There is also a standard test-suite of ODF documents available. Unlike certain competitors, this isn’t going to change at the drop of a hat.

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