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Open Document Format - Legal, Decent - Honest

IDM News story:

All goes well for the Open Document Alliance as Google joins and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) declares it legal for distribution across a host of Open Source software.

It has been a rich period for the Open Document Alliance and its XML-based Open Document file format. Google has joined the Alliance. Microsoft has announced that is happy for developers to create translation tools to enable Open Document Format (ODF) files to be read into the lastest version of Office. And the legal 'department' of the Free Software Federation (FSF) has declared the format: "On the factual basis described, and subject to reservations, it is our opinion that ODF, as standardized and licensed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information (OASIS), is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF"... Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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