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Author Topic: OpenDocument Foundation dissolves - what is the future of this format?  (Read 2039 times)


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After warning just two weeks ago that the conversion of workplaces' information infrastructure to XML "must not be disruptive," the open source group that helped catalyze that conversion has apparently ceased to exist.

The OpenDocument Foundation has disappeared, taking with it its Web site and having deleted pages Google had been hosting for it, including news on its Compound Document Format translator project.

The only official confirmation of the group's disbanding was provided yesterday, in the form of the two-word sentence, "It is," appearing in Foundation co-founder Sam Riser's blog posting yesterday.



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Note that the OpenDocument Foundation wasn't directly involved in the development of ODF (the format).
It was an association found by a small number of person, with a "big name", but with no official affiliation with the ODF Alliance (witch is very active, as always).

It's like if me and you created a DonationCoder fan club, promoted and spread the word about this site for some months, and then decided to close the club! :)