Thursday, November 15, 2007

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This is a timely reality check in a few respects

The OpenDocument Foundation — a group whose name and charter would lead one to believe that it was backing the OpenDocument Format (ODF), but which ended up backing a different document format instead — has closed its doors.

Sam Hiser, a systems consultant who was Vice President & Director Business Affairs at the OpenDocument Foundation, confirmed that ODF is closing its doors in a blog post on November 13. Hiser and a number of the other OpenDocument Foundation backers earlier this year decided to throw their weight behind a Worldwide Web Consortium document standard, the Compound DOcument Format (CDF), and back away from ODF.

Read Mary Jo Foley's full article for more details.

See this post on the Burton Group Collaboration and Content Strategies blog for my $.02.

» OpenDocument Foundation folds. Will Microsoft benefit? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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