"Officials at the non-profit standards body OASIS (Organization
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) announced
Monday its approval of the OpenDocuments 1.0 specification as a
"The ratification puts OASIS' seal of approval on a single
XML-based file format for text, spreadsheets, charts and graphical
documents -- an area dominated by Microsoft and its popular Office
"The OpenDocument standard is based on code originally developed
for the open source OpenOffice.org project..."