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ConsortiumInfo: Another Open Document Format--From China

Nov 08, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Last week I was a keynote speaker at a conference in Beijing convened by the Chinese National Institution of Standardization, and learned quite a bit about the objectives and strategies of government and private industry in the PRC for utilizing open standards and open source software. I'll blog at a later date on many of these topics, but today I'll focus on just one: the news that the Chinese have developed their own open document format..."

"What UOF is: It's called the Uniform Office Format (UOF), and it's been in development since January of 2002; the first draft was completed in December of last year. It includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation modules, and comprises GUI, format and API specifications. Like both ODF and OpenOffice XML, it is another 'XML in a Zip file' format..."

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