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Microsoft Fails the Standards Test

Alex Brown, Convener of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Ballot Resolution Meeting for Microsoft's unilaterally developed and submitted Draft International Standard (DIS 29500), or OOXML for short, weighs in on the current state of Microsoft's XML document file format.

On Document Freedom Day, Alex offers insights and expresses his concerns that..."without action, the entire OOXML project is now surely heading for failure".

 Imagine that.


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Document Freedom: How to know when you have it

Rob Weir, Co-Chair of the OASIS ODF TC heralds Document Freedom Day with this brief guidance, and an invitation to engage and participate at the upcoming ODF Plug-fest in Granada Spain, April 15 - 17, 2010.

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Danish state administrations to use ODF

The Danish parliament and the Danish minister for Science this morning agreed that the Danish state administrations should use open standards, including the Open Document Format (ODF), starting on 1 April 2011.

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Denmark Opts for OpenDocument Format

After considerable debate, the Danish Parliament issued its final decision in support of OpenDocument Format adoption by public agencies. Only ODF successfully met the five-part criteria for openness.

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Munich administration switches to OpenDocument

The LiMux project, which oversees Linux migration in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has reached another milestone. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl  has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard, with PDF being used for non-editable files.

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