Denmarks picks ODF over Microsoft’s OOXML

from versio2.dk:

The winner is chosen. ODF runs the victory as public open document standard.

The settlement is in place Friday morning shortly before the debate question that otherwise would have twisted the arm of the government and force through a dual solution with ODF and OOXML-strict as open standards.

Future document format in the state are those who can live up to a set of requirements which the parties have agreed under intense negotiation. And provisionally, only ODF format that meets these requirements.

via Slashdot

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1 Comment on Denmarks picks ODF over Microsoft’s OOXML

  1. Yeah, but ODF hasn’t won. It was just the only format that meets the requirements right now. The government wanted to wait for both OOXML and ODF to meet the requirements before giving a go on the proces of implementing the policy.

    Nevertheless its a great win for the ODF format and a huge blow to Microsoft in a nation where public IT historically has been Microsoft biased.

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