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internetnews.com: A Standard Set For The Office

May 24, 2005, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

"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 standard.

"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 suite...

"The OpenDocument standard is based on code originally developed for the open source OpenOffice.org project..."

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