About OpenDocument XML.org

OpenDocument XML.org is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard. Suitable for text, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentations, and databases, ODF frees documents from their applications-of-origin, enabling them to be exchanged, retrieved, and edited with any OpenDocument-compliant software or tool. With ODF, users retain control over their work—no matter when their documents were created or what tool was used to create them.

OpenDocument XML.org is hosted by OASIS, the not-for-profit consortium that advances open standards for the global information society.

For information on XML.org and the policies, terms, and guidelines for using this site, see:

For information specific to OpenDocument XML.org, see the links listed below.


Funding for OpenDocument XML.org is provided by these OASIS members:


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Sun Microsystems

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer™" -- has propelled Sun (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries. Technologies supported by Sun include XML, Java, and the OpenOffice.org community-developed office productivity suite.



XML.org Sponsorship is open to all OASIS Sponsor-level members. For more information, contact OASIS Communications.


Editorial board

Content oversight for OpenDocument XML.org is provided by members of the OASIS ODF Adoption Committee. Participation in this group is open to all members of OASIS. For information on joining the Board, contact  OASIS Communications

Submit comments or questions on the site through the Feedback Forum.


Editorial board members:

Charles-H.Schulz is a co-founder and partner at the Ars Aperta consulting group. He graduated in the ISEG Paris, as a Master of International Trade and Negociation. He has worked in many FLOSS companies including Mandriva and Novell. He is the lead of the Native-Lang Confederation of Openoffice.org. He works at fostering the international development of this successful project. He is in charge of the worldwide coordination of the communities of users, developers and documentation teams of the OpenOffice.org project.

Alan Milnes is employed by IBM (www.ibm.com) as an IT Architect working on Strategic Outsourcing accounts. He has worked in the IT industry since 1986 and lives just north of Edinburgh, Scotland.  He serves as Secretary of the ODF Adoption Technical Committee.

Erwin Tenhumberg does community development and marketing within Sun Microsystems' Open Source Group under Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer. In addition, he is co-chairing the OASIS ODF Adoption TC and is actively participating in the OpenOffice.org project.


Link to this site

Help us build the OpenDocument XML.org community. Link to our site from your web page or include our logo in your presentations and other printed materials.

Simply download the attached png file or right click on the image below and select "save" from the pop up menu. When placing the logo online, be sure it's linked to http://opendocument.xml.org.

OpenDocument logo for linking

Note: It is expected that any person using the OpenDocument XML.org logo does so in an appropriate fashion, the logo is not modified, the design colors and aspect are retained and space around the logo is sufficient so as to prevent the logo from being construed as part of another graphic element. The logo remains the property of OASIS.

Your help in promoting OpenDocument XML.org is greatly appreciated.

Blogging guidelines

No matter what level of expertise you have with ODF, we encourage you to create a blog on this site.

Create an OpenDocument XML.org Blog if your primary objective is to provide an ongoing journal to:
Do not use Blogs if your primary objective is to:

Inappropriate blogs will be removed from this site.

Naming your blog

You may designate a special name for your blog by editing your OpenDocument XML.org profile. If you don't designate a blog name, your userid will be the default.

To name your blog, simply log in, click on your userid in the upper right corner, select the "Edit" tab, and complete the "Blog title" field at the bottom of the page.

Each post you make to your blog will be published under its own title and under your blog name.


Optionally, you may associate each of your blog posts with one or more subject tags. Tags can contain multiple words and should begin with a capital letter. 

Contact us

XML.org is hosted by OASIS, the international standards consortium. Creation and oversight of content for this site is provided by the OpenDocument XML.org Editorial Board.

Comments or questions on this site should be submitted using the Feedback Forum. See Contact OASIS for direct inquiries.

The OpenDocument OASIS Standard is advanced through an open process by the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee and the OASIS ODF Adoption Committee. Both groups encourage new participation from developers and users. Contact information for the Committee chairs and current membership rosters provided from the committees' homepages. See Join OASIS for details on participating in these efforts.

Members of the press are encouraged to contact communications@oasis-open.org with inquiries and briefing requests.