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Open Document Foundation Closes Up Shop

Nov 12, 2007, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Over the last several weeks, the Open Document Foundation has taken back its support for the Open Document Format, and has confused many of its friends. It has now closed up shop.

"The recent decision by the Open Document Foundation to substitute the W3C's (World Wide Web Consortium's) CDF (Compound Document Format) for its name-sake ODF (Open Document Format) had left friends, users, and the W3C itself completely puzzled as to what the Foundation was up to.

"Over the weekend, the Open Document Foundation Web site was shut down except for a single page. On that page, the organization said farewell with the message: 'The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc. is closed. We sincerely wish our friends and associates in the OpenDocument Community all the best and much success going forward. Good-bye and good luck...'"

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