|| ||"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler-AT-dwheeler.com>|
|| ||pj-AT-groklaw.net, lwn-AT-lwn.net|
|| ||OpenDocument standard completing i-dotting and t-crossing|
|| ||Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:02:50 -0400 (EDT)|
the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee (TC) has now officially
completed its minor editorial changes, and has released
"OpenDocument 1.0 second edition" to ISO/IEC.
Background: Earlier this year, ISO voted and unanimously accepted
OpenDocument as an official ISO standard. However, as is usual, several
countries had various comments. ISO/IEC JTC1 rules give
OASIS an option to make minor editorial changes to respond to such comments,
and OASIS has done so, and has just released its new version.
These are minor changes, for example, there
are absolutely no schema changes; they basically clarify the
meaning of the text. From ISO's point-of-view version 1.0 and
"1.0 second edition" are the same document.
This final i-dotting and t-crossing at the standards
level is one of the last steps in the formal standardization process.
Users can now know that the OpenDocument 1.0 specification is quite stable,
and can deploy OpenDocument with even more confidence.
--- David A. Wheeler
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