2. The format stays the same between different versions of the
program. It is the same format used "natively" by many other programs
such as IBM Lotus Symphony, Google-docs, K.Office, Calligra and
others. Even MS Office 2013, and more recent, can open and use the
format which is an ISO format.
Actually this is not true. The file extension is the same but the format has
been changing (that is why you have options to save to ODF 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and
If you try to open an ODF 1.2 Extended file more complex than simple text
with any other of those programs (even with some older versions of
LibreOffice) you will find some incompatibilities...
So, I agree with most of your points but this argument is shooting yourself
on the foot. ODF does share that problem with MS XML files: same extension,
different file structure.
The advantage is that you can always get the latest LibreOffice version for
free (unlike MS Office...)
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