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OOXML not suitable for Norwegian government, says study

Feb 09, 2010, 12:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leif Martin Kirknes)

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"Microsoft's XML-based office document format, OOXML, does not meet the requirements for governmental use, according to a new report published by the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI).

"The agency wants to start a debate over the report as part of its work on standards in the Norwegian government.

"For the Norwegian government, PDF is the recommended file format for publishing noneditable files, while Open Document Format (ODF), the native file format of productivity suites including the open-source OpenOffice.org, is the recommended format for publishing editable files. Versions of PDF, ODF and OOXML have all been adopted as international standards by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)."

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