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Subject: Re: [office] Groups - odf-charter-revised-change-tracked-01 uploaded


I'm curious about your thinking behind #2:

"new or experimental ideas for office document representation"

Do you mean representation with regard to the format of ODF or do you mean new or experimental ideas for office applications, which require changes to the underlying ODF?

I ask because it seems like the standard office suite has been stuck for decades now, extremely useful in a variety of use cases but not much beyond the lowest common denominator.

Perhaps that's a good sweet spot to be in, one with millions of users, but you know, before the first spreadsheet program, there were no spreadsheet users.

What office need is there, where ODF could serve as the interchange format, akin to spreadsheets, before there were spreadsheets?

GIS data? IoT? (although I shudder at that one)

Thanks for the word crafting!


On 3/8/21 7:24 AM, Francis Cave wrote:

Patrick and all


The words âin the second phaseâ I think should be replaced by âon further development of the formatâ, since the concept of two phases has been removed in the draft.


That section could possibly be better expressed as follows:


The work of this TC on further development of the format will be guided by the following overall aims:


1. to support and encourage implementers and end-users in the identification of new areas of application of the format,


2. to support and encourage implementers in exploring new or experimental ideas for office document representation,


3. to support and encourage TC members and implementers in submitting proposals for extending the expressiveness of the format.


Iâm struggling to find appropriate words, but Iâd also like to add something about the need to judge proposals for further development of the format in terms of there being a consensus of the TC:





From: office@lists.oasis-open.org <office@lists.oasis-open.org> On Behalf Of Patrick Durusau
Sent: 08 March 2021 01:03
To: office@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [office] Groups - odf-charter-revised-change-tracked-01 uploaded


Submitter's message

This is a hastily edited rough cut at revision of the ODF charter. I'm not personally committed to any of it so feel free to cut/paste/etc.

I would like to take this up on March 24th so we will need to have discussion on the email list in order to get that done.

Appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Hope everyone is at the start of a great week!

-- Patrick Durusau

Document Name: odf-charter-revised-change-tracked-01

Straw draft proposal for revision of the ODF TC charter.
Download Latest Revision
Public Download Link

Submitter: Patrick Durusau
Group: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
Folder: Miscellaneous
Date submitted: 2021-03-07 17:02:41


Patrick Durusau
Technical Advisory Board, OASIS (TAB)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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