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Subject: Open Document Specification Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS members:

The OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC has submitted the following specification, which is an
approved Committee Draft, to be 
considered as an OASIS Standard:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0

The TC's submission is attached below.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, the specification has already gone through a 30 day public review period: 
OASIS members now have until the 15th of April to familiarize themselves with the submission below. OASIS members should give their
input on this question to the voting representative of their organization.

By the 16th of the month we will send out a Call For Vote to the voting representatives of the OASIS member organizations, who will
have until the end of the month to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Draft should be approved as an OASIS Standard.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Drafts as OASIS Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:


Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
phone: 603.232.9090

The following items are hereby submitted pursuant to the OASIS requirements cited above.

1. A formal specification that is a valid member of its type,
   together with appropriate documentation for the specification,
   both of which must be written using approved OASIS templates

      See Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)
      1.0 Committee Draft 3, in particular, the three embedded
      normative Relax-NG schemas.

      The specification document is available in PDF format at


      and in OpenOffice.org XML format at


      For convenience, the embedded Relax-NG schemas are also
      available as separate files. These files have been extracted
      automatically from the specification schema (in the event of
      a conflict, only the embedded ones are normative):

      OpenDocument Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 1 to 16
      of the specification):


      OpenDocument Manifest Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter
      17 of the specification):


      OpenDocument Strict Relax-NG Schema (extracted from appendix A
      of the specification):


2. A clear English-language summary of the specification

      The OpenDocument specification defines an XML schema for
      office applications and its semantics. The schema is suitable
      for office documents, including text documents, spreadsheets,
      charts and graphical documents like drawings or presentations,
      but is not restricted to these kinds of documents.

      The schema provides for high-level information suitable for
      editing documents. It defines suitable XML structures for
      office documents and is friendly to transformations using XSLT
      or similar XML-based tools.

3. A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to
   similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing

      OpenDocument makes use of the following standards, either by
      direct inclusion, or by adopting some of their concepts,
      elements and attribute names, or semantics:

          Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
          W3C (X)HTML
          W3C MathML
          W3C SMIL
          W3C SVG
          W3C XLink
          W3C XForms
          W3C XSL FO

      While all these standards cover some aspects of documents
      created by office applications, none of these standards covers
      all aspects of such documents, or could be extended to cover
      all these aspects.

      OpenDocument is based on the open source community developed
      OpenOffice.org XML file format.

4. Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that
   they are successfully using the specification consistently with
   the OASIS IPR Policy

      The following OASIS member organizations have certified to
      the TC that they are successfully using OpenDocument:

         Sun Microsystems








5. An account of each of the comments/issues raised during the
   public review period, along with its resolution.

      The public review took place for the OpenDocument Committee
      Draft 2. Comments submitted regarding the OpenDocument review
      of January 2005, together with their disposition by the TC, can
      be found here:


      Where the TC considered it to be essential, the comments have
      been addressed in the Committee Draft 3, which is the basis of
      this submission. The TC considers the changes made between
      committee draft 2 and 3 to be not substantive, and therefore
      did not conduct another review. A list of changes made from
      Committee Draft 2 to Committee Draft 3 is available in appendix
      E.2 of the specification.

      It should be noted that the Committee Draft 1 (called Open
      Office specification) is available publicly since 22 March 2004.

6. An account of and results of the voting to approve the
   specification as a Committee Draft

      Results of the CD ballot can be found at


7. An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any
   earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same
   specification, together with the originating TC's response to
   each comment

      OpenDocument has not previously been submitted for OASIS

8. A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the
   originating TC

      The OpenDocument comment archive is located at


9. A statement from the chair of the TC certifying that all
   members of the TC have been provided with a copy of the OASIS
   IPR Policy

      Members of the TC were formally notified by email in the
      message archived at


10. Optionally, a pointer to any minority reports submitted by one
    or more TC members who did not vote in favor of approving the
    Committee Draft, or certification by the chair that no minority
    reports exist.

      No minority reports were submitted.

Michael Brauer

Chair, OASIS OpenDocument TC

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