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Australia mulls requiring OpenDocument Format compatibility

Jun 01, 2013, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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Australia's government may mandate that its agencies use software compatible with OpenDocument Format (ODF), an international file standard.

The country's government agencies mostly use Microsoft's Office software, but support for an open standard eliminates the "potential for a vendor ending support for specific format," wrote John Sheridan, Australia's chief technology officer.

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