Saturday, October 1, 2011

ODF1.2 is OASIS standard now

The day has finally arrived. Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2 has been approved by OASIS.It is now an OASIS Standard.

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.
OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.
OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.

OASIS members:We are pleased to announce that Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2 has been approved as an OASIS Standard[1]. The call to vote can be found at [2].
Congratulations to the members of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Technical Committee and the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to culmination.

A formal announcement from OASIS will be forthcoming.===[1][2] Regards,/chet