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What is OpenDocument?

OpenDocument (short for OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) is: An open, XML-based file format. An open standard from the OASIS standards group. Approved by ISO and IEC as an international standard (ISO/IEC 26300). The default file format for

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20 nations respond to ISO/IEC over Microsoft OOXML

In The Contradictory Nature of OOXML (Part II) — 19 Nations [make that 20] Respond, Consortium Info Blog reports that “…an unprecedented nineteen countries have responded during the contradictions phase – most or all lodging formal contradictions with Joint Technical

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AGM Minutes

Minutes of Annual General Meeting, held 21 Jan 2007.

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January 2007 Action Alert

Microsoft’s Office Open XML specification On December 7, 2006, Ecma approved Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) specification. It has been submitted to the Joint Technical Committee 1 of ISO/IEC, to be considered for adoption as an international standard. Ecma is

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AGM Notice

Notice of Annual General Meeting, to be held 20-21 Jan 2007.

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ODF Viewer beta 1 released

ODF Viewer Beta 1 released by OpenDocument Fellowship. Update (31 Dec 2006): see this page for a publicity button and banner for the ODF Viewer. Update (January 2007): Beta 2 of the ODF Viewer was released on 18 January 2007

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OpenDocument 1.0 now a published ISO standard

OpenDocument 1.0 is now listed as a published standard, ISO/IEC 26300:2006, the final step in the ISO approval process.

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Old news items (2005-2006)

6 July 2006 Microsoft has bowed to the public’s demand for OpenDocument support! Microsoft announced an open source project to write an OpenDocument plugin for Microsoft Office. We would like to thank all the thousands of people representing over 300,000

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