What’s Up at the OpenDocument Foundation?

“The OpenDocument Foundation, founded five years ago by Gary
Edwards, Sam Hiser, and Paul ‘Buck’ Martin (marbux) with the
express purpose of representing the OpenDocument format in the
‘open standards process,’ has reversed course. It now supports the
W3C’s Compound Document Format instead of its namesake ODF. Yet why
this change of course has occurred is something of a mystery.

“Hiser has made several entries on his blog recently about the
foundation’s change in position, and there is an explanation of the
reasoning for it on the front page of the foundation’s Web site, in
a long, rambling discourse. If I read it correctly, Hiser and the
foundation are saying the ODF is no good because it doesn’t work
with Microsoft document formats, while CDF will…”


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