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 LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, Calligra Suite, NeoOffice, EuroOffice and many other applications.
  • A format that fulfills the European Union’s criteria on open standards.

See the OpenDocument Format website for more information.

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