Hooray!! ODF 1.2 in sight.
Posted Oct 21, 2010 15:23 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
Parent article: ODF Plugfest: Making office tools interoperable
I've thought, for decades, that there should be a vendor-neutral standard format for office documents.
Finally, we're seeing that dream come to pass.
ODF 1.0 had a lot going for it, but it also had some important weaknesses - in particular, it lacked a specification for spreadsheet formulas.
In fact, I thought this issue was so important that I joined the process to create it.
I'm delighted to see this process bearing fruit. No standard is "perfect", but I think this specification includes the functionality that most people expect in "office documents".
I expect that there will be future versions ODF that refine and extend it. But ODF version 1.2 is a great milestone, and quite usable for the things that the vast majority of people do with office documents.
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