"The OpenDocument Foundation was formed in 2005, with the
mission 'to provide a conduit for funding and support for
individual contributors to participate in ODF development' at the
standards body OASIS. So, at a time when backing for the ODF format
seems to be gaining in strength around the world, eyebrows were
naturally raised when Sam Hiser, the Foundation's Vice President
and Director of Business Affairs, wrote on October 16 that it was
no longer supporting ODF:
"We at the OpenDocument Foundation have been displeased with the
direction of ODF development this year. We find that ODF is not the
open format with the open process we thought it was or originally
intended it to be..."
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