The Open Document Format saw a marked uptick in use last year
across the globe, according to the ODF Alliance's 2007 report.
"Twelve countries and six regional governments have adopted
'pro-ODF policies,' according to the group, composed of companies
and organizations that advocate for the format. The latest
countries are the Netherlands and South Africa, which require
government agencies to use the format. Also, more than 40
applications now support ODF, and the Alliance's membership ranks
are set to rise above 500, according to the report..."