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German eGov standards plan (SAGA) recommends ODF

The German Federal Government Co-ordination and Advisory Agency (KBSt) has released a new version of its Standards and Architecture for e-Government Applications, SAGA 4.0. The document describes standards, technologies and methods for the use of information technology in federal agencies and makes recommendations, in particular, for the development and maintenance of e-government services in public administration. SAGA is valid for five years.

The SAGA 4.0 document itself states that ODF version 1.0 is a "Recommended" standard. Microsoft OOXML was classified as a standard "Under Observation"...and PDF 1.4 as a Mandatory Standard. (PDF 1.5 is a Recommended Standard, PDF 1.6 is a Standard Under Observation).

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