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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] OpenDocument as an archival format

On Thursday 15 December 2005 10:39, Claus Agerskov wrote:
> In the eWeek.com news article "Sun Pushes for Greater Adoption of 
> OpenDocument Format":
>   http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1901966,00.asp
> The following is written:
>   "The ODF file format is also designed to be compatible with Microsoft 
>    Office, as the technical committee working on this knew it was going to  
>    be used to import and export a lot of Microsoft Office documents, 
>    Phipps said, adding that he did not believe the format would end up as 
>    an archival format."
> What is the reason that OpenDocument would not be used as an archival 
> format. Isn't this one of the biggest pros for OpenDocument that I will 
> always be readable - even hundreds of years from now.

Yes this is completely the wrong way round IMHO.

David Faure, faure@kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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