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What's Up at the OpenDocument Foundation?

Nov 08, 2007, 18:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The OpenDocument Foundation, founded five years ago by Gary Edwards, Sam Hiser, and Paul 'Buck' Martin (marbux) with the express purpose of representing the OpenDocument format in the 'open standards process,' has reversed course. It now supports the W3C's Compound Document Format instead of its namesake ODF. Yet why this change of course has occurred is something of a mystery.

"Hiser has made several entries on his blog recently about the foundation's change in position, and there is an explanation of the reasoning for it on the front page of the foundation's Web site, in a long, rambling discourse. If I read it correctly, Hiser and the foundation are saying the ODF is no good because it doesn't work with Microsoft document formats, while CDF will..."

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