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OpenDocument Approved by ISO/IEC
Wednesday, May 03 2006 @ 08:59 AM EDT

Andrew Updegrove has the happy news. ODF is now ISO/IED 26300. He writes:
The six month voting window for ISO/IEC adoption of the OASIS OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard closed on May 1, and at midnight (Geneva time) last night it was announced internally that ODF had been approved by the ISO members eligible and interested in casting a vote. The vote passed with broad participation and no negative votes (there were a few abstentions), and ODF is now ISO/IEC 26300. While there are still some procedural steps internal to ISO/IEC that are required before the official text of the standard will be finalized and issued, these steps (described below) are formalities rather than gating factors.

No doubt there will be more information later today, so keep checking his blog for the latest on this story, and I'll update this article too as more information arrives.


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