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NewsForge: Where ODF Stands in the EU

Oct 28, 2006, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

"A battle over Open Document Format (ODF) and the treatment of open standards is taking place deep in the bureaucracy of the European Commission. The information came to light during aKademy, the KDE world summit, in Dublin last month.

"An entire day of aKademy was devoted to the OpenDocument movement, placing technical discussions alongside political presentations. KDE has good reason to be interested in the status of ODF in Europe, since a number of contributors and companies use KDE on the continent. Moreover, KOffice uses ODF as its default file format and is leading the way both in the implementation and development of some OpenDocument standards..."

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