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ODF is Two Years Old

ODF was approved as an OASIS standard in May 2005, kicking off two years of intense activity, and causing market giants to fear the loss of their monopoly in what may become a classic example of disruption.

Michael Brauer takes stock of two years’ worth of developments for ODF, including the major events and accomplishments that have been achieved in this short time.

Competition and innovation will be the lasting legacy of ODF, prices will fall and consumers will benefit greatly. The “office suite” will probably morph into something barely recognizable from its current incarnation. But unlike today, everyone will have equal access to the data it contains.

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