Document Format Dispute Spills into the Open

“The recent decision by the Open Document Foundation to
substitute the World Wide Web Consortium’s Compound Document Format
in place of the format it was set up to promote, the Open Document
Format, has sparked a contentious debate over what shape the format
should take.

“Open document advocates are debating fundamental questions
about whether there should be a single document format or multiple
formats that interoperate, and the relative importance of format
and applications…”


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