Lodahl's blog: OpenDocument Foundation closes up shop after slamming OpenDocument Format

15 November 2007

OpenDocument Foundation closes up shop after slamming OpenDocument Format

By Ryan Paul | Published: November 13, 2007 - 11:46PM CT

The OpenDocument Foundation, a little-known industry group that was originally created to promote the OpenDocument Format (ODF), has closed its doors after controversially dropping support for ODF in favor of an obscure W3C format.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071113-opendocument-foundation-closes-up-shop-after-slamming-opendocument-format.html

3 comments:

Jesper Lund Stocholm said...

What is your take on this - do you have some thoughts on what it will happen to ODF itself. Will it end up as a SUN-only format with CDF as the "new kid on the block" with broad support?

Leif Lodahl said...

I will not go into this discussion with you here.
I'll refer to Robert Weir: http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/11/document-formats-guide-for-perplexed.html

Jesper Lund Stocholm said...

What ... a blogger that doesn't want to talk?

That's new - isn't it?

I'm not asking about Rob's opinion, Leif - I'm asking for your opinion. Personally, I think CDF sounds better in terms of compatability with the existing world ... but what do you think?