Jochen Friedrich’s Open Blog: European Parliament takes clear stance on openness in the context of completing the internal market
“More specifically, the parliament clearly requires the use of an open standard in the area of document formats. As stated in clause 41 the parliament “Highlights the importance of an open document exchange format for electronic business interoperation and calls on the Commission to take concrete steps to support its emergence and spread”. For sure, the Open Document Format (ODF) standard which was developed by OASIS and approved by ISO (ISO/IEC 26300) is the standard available for use today. It has been implemented in multiple competing products and is demonstrating interoperability in real life on a daily basis.”
Save only in ODF | OpenOffice.org repository for Extensions
“Force ODF saving format for opened DOC, XLS and PPT files. Save and SaveAs events result only ODF files, and the original DOC, XLS or PPT files get extra .safe file name extensions.”
Large-scale migration to an open source office suite: An innovation adoption study in Finland
“This study investigates the largest transition in Finland to an open source office suite and to an open standard for office documents. The IT environment of the open source OpenOffice.org migration involves more than 10 000 workstations in the Finnish Ministry of Justice and its administrative sector.”
European Parliament wants Open Document exchange format for electronic business – Press releases
“Strasbourg, Sept 21, 2010 — Today the European Parliament plenary adopted a report on completing the internal market for e-commerce prepared by Spanish rapporteur Pablo Arias Echeverría (EPP). The reports highlights the importance of an open document exchange format for electronic business interoperation and calls on the European Commission to take concrete steps to support its emergence and spread.”
“If ISO-html goes beyond W3C recommendations, it goes too far. If
ISO-html stops short of W3C recommendations, it doesn’t go far enough.
If ISO-html matches W3C recommendations specifically, why bother?”
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