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Getting the (Share)Point About Document Formats

Nov 26, 2007, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"The OpenDocument Foundation was formed in 2005, with the mission 'to provide a conduit for funding and support for individual contributors to participate in ODF development' at the standards body OASIS. So, at a time when backing for the ODF format seems to be gaining in strength around the world, eyebrows were naturally raised when Sam Hiser, the Foundation's Vice President and Director of Business Affairs, wrote on October 16 that it was no longer supporting ODF:

"We at the OpenDocument Foundation have been displeased with the direction of ODF development this year. We find that ODF is not the open format with the open process we thought it was or originally intended it to be..."

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