24/06/2011 13:29

ODF 1.2 submitted for Candidate OASIS Standard (COS)


OASIS has announced that the OpenDocument Version 1.2 specification produced by the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Technical Committee is today entering 60-day COS public review in preparation for member ballot to consider approval as an OASIS Standard.ODF is one of the first standards to follow this new procedure within OASIS.

Members of the OpenDocument TC approved a Special Majority ballot to advance OpenDocument v1.2 Committee Specification (CS) to Candidate OASIS Standard (COS) level in March 2011, and have met all the requirements of the TC process for a COS Submission. The declarations include certification that all schemas and XML instances are well formed/valid; statements of use; accounts of previous public reviews; disposition logs; etc. Details of the submission request are available online for public inspection.

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be found at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=office

After this sixty day period, which ends on August 22nd 2011 there will be a final fourteen day vote period after which ODF will be a full OASIS standard.