On 11/30/2013 10:44 AM, Urmas wrote:
The ODF is an ISO format with the full specification published for
anyone to use or implement. It is a recognized international standard.
It use or lack of use by vendors (MS specifically) is another issue. If
any national government wanted to force the issue they could mandate
that default format(s) for any software is the appropriate international
standard(s) for that type of file. If enough national governments
mandate this then MS will change their tune and "enthusiastically"
support the ODF standard.
...a free ODF compatible software (LO or other)
That's nonsense. There is the only one ODF software: OpenOffice and
its clones. The entire format is built around the single application
from a single vendor.
Open, recognized standards, derived from one group or company's internal
specifications are not that uncommon. The Material Safety Data Sheet
specifications used by many governmental mandated safety programs was
originally developed by Dow Chemical for their own internal use. Many US
OSHA safety standards are actually industry standards adopted without
change from the original (US) industry group best practices and some of
these standards may have their origin in one company's practices.
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