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Friday, May 27, 2005

Open Documentation standard v1.0 released

The 3rd revision of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification has been approved as an OASIS committee draft by the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications Technical Committee.

The purpose is to create an open documentation format to keep businesses and individuals from becoming increasingly locked into proprietary formats - such as Microsoft's DOC, XLS and PPT.

Organizations and individuals that store their data in an open format avoid being locked in to a single software vendor, leaving them free to switch software if their current vendor goes out of business or changes their software or licensing terms to something less favorable.

More information can be found at the OASIS website here.