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Subject: Ballot for Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2 as an OASIS Standard

The Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Committee Specification to the OASIS membership for approval as an OASIS Standard:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2
Committee Specification 01
17 March 2011

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS member organizations to vote. This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [2]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process [3] having been met, the Committee Specification is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members. The ballot opens today, 15 September 2011, at 00:00 AM EDT and closes 29 September 2011 at 11:45 PM EDT. You can access the ballot to cast your vote at:


The Committee Specification can be found at

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this ballot is 49 (15% of 327).

Specification Summary

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2 specifies the characteristics of an XML-based application-independent and platform-independent digital document file format, as well as the characteristics of software applications which read, write and process such documents. This standard is applicable to document authoring, editing, viewing, exchange and archiving, including text documents, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, drawings, charts and similar documents commonly used by personal productivity software applications.

Voting Details

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative votes according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

=== References ===

[1] OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)
Technical Committee

[2] 60-day public review announcement

[3] OASIS TC Process
Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

Primary: +1 973-378-3472
Mobile: +1 201-341-1393

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