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Subject: OpenDocument v1.2 submission to ISO/IEC JTC 1: completed.

    Dear Colleagues:  ODF v1.2 has been formally submitted to ISO/IEC JTC 1 under the PAS process as a candidate International Standard.  I might also mention that we sent it to JTC 1's Secretariat on Document Freedom Day, the sixth (?) annual fete to OpenDocument.hosted by the Free Software Foundation Europe and others:  http://documentfreedom.org/about.en.html.

    JTC 1's Secretariat has acknowledged receipt, and we will advise you when we're informed that the ballot opens.  Lately the process has been conducted with a 3-month ballot, formally opened after a 2-month translation period (bearing in mind the number and diversity of national delegations who are balloted).

     The package transmitted to the voting National Bodies includes the full set of components of the standard itself, as well as some supporting material, particularly an Explanatory Report which serves as a sort of introduction and transmittal.  The entire ZIP package is voluminous, and we'll arrange for its uploading to the TC's repository; for convenience, I have attached its manifest (read-me.txt) here, as well as the final form of the Explanatory Report itself. 

    Let me express our thanks to TC chairs Patrick Durusau and Rob Weir, as well as Chris Rae and Chet Ensign, for careful, thoughtful and detailed assistance to us in preparing the submission package;  and of course our congratulations and gratitude to all of you for the member expert work that went into this standard.

    We will advise our liaison partners and interested public agencies of the submission, but generally only make large-scale announcements of PAS submissions after the balloting is completed.  Anyone with questions about those matters should feel free to contact either me or my colleague Carol Geyer.
    Cordially, Jamie

James Bryce Clark, General Counsel
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

READ ME file
for OASIS submission of OpenDocument v1.2 to JTC1

Contents of zip file: "oasis-ODF1_2-jtc1-submit.zip":  
0. This file: 


1. Submission Explanatory Report: 


2. OpenDocument v1.2 Specification:

    2.a.  Master Table of Contents:


    2.b.  Core prose specifications:


    2.c.  Complete Specification Package **:


3.  RS Referencing Explanatory Reports (RERs) for ODF v1.2:


4.  Associated information and notices


** PLEASE NOTE:  The composite (ZIP-ped) ODF v2.1 package exceeds 7 megabytes.  It contains the other specification elements separately provided here, plus alternate formats and the Related Schemas and Ontologies.  Those files are an integral component of this PAS submission. 

The ZIP file, as well as each individual component file, also can be downloaded directly from:




Attachment: Explanatory-Report-OASIS-submission-ODF1_2.odt
Description: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text

Attachment: Explanatory-Report-OASIS-submission-ODF1_2.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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