OASIS, the standards group that developed the OpenDocument Format, has
completed the process of becoming accredited by the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI). The Standards Blog covers
. "Receiving accreditation accomplishes two goals: first, it provides a third-party validation that the SSO in question meets a set of articulated goals that have been internationally agreed to be valuable and important. And second, it qualifies the SSO to have its standards be considered by ISO/IEC for adoption, without having to resort to one of the less formal processes available to consortia (such as the Publicly Available Standard, or PAS process – for which OASIS qualified in 2005, in order to submit its OpenDocument Format for adoption as an ISO/IEC standard).
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