Saturday, July 22, 2006

ODF as Malaysian Standard

Malaysia has taken a big step by proposing ODF (OpenDocument Format) to become their national office standard. Using an independent format gives us flexibility to use any application as long it supports the ODF format (and it should be, as it has been accepted as ISO/IEC 26300). So far, many applications have been developed to support this format, for example OpenOffice.org, KOffice, and Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 (with some help of ODF-Converter). Looking forward to hear from Indonesian government (not sure if it will be heard or seen by them) :D

2 comments:

  1. Indonesian, I don't think they even know the importance of a free document standard. ODF users is a minority here. I use ODF for my files, and PDF (thanks OOo for easy PDF export) whenever I need to share files.

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  2. It's true that ODF users are minority, but i hope the government will read about the news also and they will follow the standard way of the usage of ODF format as the international format rather than using proprietary format

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