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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Which is definitive odf?

2008/6/19  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:

> I don't think ISO status has any relationship to interoperability or
> conformance.  In fact, the most-commonly used ODF version today is ODF 1.1,
> which is not an ISO standard.
> In the end, I think choosing the ODF version is a "privilege of membership"
> for those who actually join the proposed TC.  I don't think we can expect
> for example, that a TC formed mainly of ODF 1.1-supporting implementors and
> users will want to target ODF 1.2 first.  Similarly, a TC with mainly ODF
> 1.2 implementors/users represented would not want to target ODF 1.1.  We
> really need to see the composition of the proposed TC to answer this
> question.  The work of the TC must be relevant to its members.  Otherwise,
> why would they invest the time to serve on it?

In which case I'd prefer this group to define a version of ODF to be
used.  Leaving it to the TC risks too much politics.

If 1.1 is the current stable Oasis release that would make most sense.
Unless 1.2 is nearing release by the time the TC starts work.


Dave Pawson

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