21/06/2021 11:11

ODF Version 1.3 OASIS Standard is published

OASIS has announce the publication of ODF 1.3 as OASIS Standard. The previous version was published in 2015. OpenDocument Format is a free, open XML-based document file format for office applications, to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets… Read more
28/08/2017 17:49

13th ODF Plugfest in Rome

The thirteenth ODF plugfest will be hosted by the City of Rome, with support from Logius and organised by OpenDoc Society. For more information, please visit: Read more
08/12/2016 11:40

New ODF testing method uncovers flaws in office suites

Press release OpenDoc Society held its 12th ODF Plugtest on 16 and 17 November 2017, hosted in Paris by the French Ministry of Finance and POSS . Delegates came from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, The Nethe… Read more
07/09/2015 16:13

Netherlands government hosts 11th ODF plugfest

On september 15th and 16th 2015 the Netherlands government will be hosting the 11th ODF plugfest , organised by OpenDoc Society. ODF helps to create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes, increase productivity and competitiveness and  make lar… Read more
22/06/2015 21:30

Jos van den Oever elected new co-chair ODF TC

Jos van den Oever is the new co-chair of the Open Document Format Technical Committee within OASIS, the technical body that determines the key standards for the interoperability of office applications.Van den Oever works for the Dutch Ministry of the Inte… Read more
19/06/2015 14:34

ODF 1.2 published as ISO 26300:2015

ISO/IEC have published International Standard 26300-1:2015, better known as the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2. ODF defines a technical schema for office documents including text documents, spreadsheets, charts a… Read more
28/03/2015 00:59 puts ODF Guidance online

The UK government has selected ODF as the standard for editable office documents to be used across government. In order to assist the public and private sector with this major transition, it has published the first installment of a series of guidance docu… Read more
24/10/2014 14:14

Tenth ODF plugfest in London

Earlier this year the UK Cabinet Office officially adopted the Open Document Format as the office format of choice.The international document file format standard is expected to be used across all government bodies for sharing or collaborating on governme… Read more
23/07/2014 22:10

New co-chair of ODF TC

The ODF Technical Committee at OASIS has elected Oliver-Rainner Wittmann as its new co-Chair, joining Patrick Durusau. Mr. Wittmann is an employee of IBM and as erstwhile employee of SUN Microsystems has been a longstanding member of the ODF TC. Wittman i… Read more
22/07/2014 23:17

UK government adopts ODF as only format

The UK Cabinet Office is the latest government to officially adopt the Open Document Format as its office format of choice. The document file format is expected to be used across all government bodies for sharing or collaborating on government documents.… Read more
26/03/2014 23:59

ODF 1.2 Submitted to ISO

On March 26th 2014 OASIS submitted Open Document Format 1.2 standard to the ISO/IEC JTC1 Secretariat for transposition to an International Standard under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure. The PAS procedure was used in 2005 when ODF 1.0… Read more
17/10/2012 11:00

9th ODF plugfest in Berlin

The ODF plugfest will return to Berlin (Germany) on October 17th/18th 2012 for the ninth edition , again hosted by the Bundesministeriums fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie   and supported by OpenDoc Society. The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series o… Read more
25/06/2012 19:32

Dutch government adopts ODF 1.2 standard

The Standardisation Board of the Netherlands governmen t ( College Standaardisatie) on June 15th 2012 has added the latest version of the standard for editable documents (ODF1.2) on the 'commit or explain' list for government procurements. In addition… Read more
21/12/2011 12:00

First release of Apache OpenOffice in 2012Q1

Earlier in 2011 the code base was donated to The Apache Software Foundation. In fact beyond the well known Office suite but also over a dozen other related open source projects licenced under the permissive Apache License 2.0 around Ope… Read more
30/09/2011 23:00

ODF 1.2 passes final vote at OASIS

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards , has today announced that Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)  Version 1.2 has passed the final vote with flying colors. http://lists.oasis-open.o… Read more
26/09/2011 09:26

New portal for OpenDocument Format

End of september 2011 a new version of OpenDocument Format will be officially released as an OASIS standard.OASIS OpenDocument Format v1.2 is a major update of the standard, that consolidates five years of standards work. In order to help users unde… Read more
24/06/2011 13:29

ODF 1.2 enters 60 day COS review

OASIS has announced that the OpenDocument Version 1.2 specification produced by the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Technical Committee is today entering 60-day COS public review in preparation for member ballot to co… Read more
01/06/2011 22:59 goes to Apache Software Foundation

Oracle has announced today that it will donate the software code of the project to the Apache Software Foundation . The Apache Software foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of open source softw… Read more
01/05/2011 09:00

Sixth ODF plugfest in Berlin on July 14th and 15th 2011

The sixth ODF plugfest will take place in Berlin, Germany on July 14th and 15th 2011, hosted by the Bundesministerium des Innern and Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie . The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral event… Read more
24/03/2011 18:00

ODF TC approves ODF 1.2 as Committee Specification

The OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC has officially and unanimously approved ODF 1.2 as a Committee Specification. The new version of the standard has taken four years to complete and has been adopted by many applicat… Read more

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