Re: Why did it split into two in the first place? Answer enclosed
Whatever happened to government's commitment to using ODF V1.2?
The Open Standards Board has selected the ODF 1.2 standard for use across government. The government chose ODF 1.2 because it:
- is an open standard that allows suppliers to create interoperable office productivity solutions
- allows stricter security checks to help prevent common cyber-attack scenarios
- can lower IT costs as ODF is either low cost or free to use
- allows the government and citizens, businesses and other organisations to share documents
- allows government staff to share and edit documents
- is compatible with a wide range of software including assistive technology
- can add digital signatures to a document
- has a powerful generic metadata system
Note the bit about across government. In my book that includes local government. So no more bloody .docx documents you lot!