Today marks the 5th anniversary of the approval of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) v1.0 specification as an OASIS standard. Half a decade ago, the campaign began in earnest for “document freedom,” with ODF created on the grounds that innovation and interoperability are paramount – and these are based on open standards.
The diagram below (source: ODFAlliance.org) maps out milestones in 3 categories:
- Standardization (yellow bars): approval and publication dates in OASIS and ISO/IEC
- Products (blue): A non-comprehensive sample of support of the standard into particular products
- Adoption (green): Government publication or announcement of pro-ODF policies around the world
We at Adlib Software offer our heartfelt congrats to the ODF Alliance. Like PDF – our bread and butter – ODF is a “public” electronic document output format that lets users access content without forcing them to buy commercial software.
ODF Formats Work Within Office 2010
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As a senior executive, Scott has spent the last 20 years building Adlib into the thriving organization it is today. Scott has held customer-focused leadership roles spanning success, professional services, marketing, and support. He is passionate about business growth, the human impact of technology, and the pursuit of an ideal customer experience measured in the customers’ terms.