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Subject: Call to Vote: Ballot for OASIS Standard - Open Document Format forOffice Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2

OASIS Members:

The Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
members [1] have approved submitting the following Committee
Specification to the OASIS membership for approval as an OASIS

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2
Committee Specification 01
17 March 2011

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS
member organizations to vote. This Committee Specification was
approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required
60-day public review [2]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process [3]
having been met, the Committee Specification is now submitted to the
voting representatives of OASIS organizational members. The ballot
opens today, 15 September 2011, at 00:00 AM EDT and closes 29
September 2011 at 11:45 PM EDT. You can access the ballot to cast your
vote at:


The Committee Specification can be found at

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this
ballot is 49 (15% of 327).

Specification Summary

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version
1.2 specifies the characteristics of an XML-based
application-independent and platform-independent digital document file
format, as well as the characteristics of software applications which
read, write and process such documents. This standard is applicable to
document authoring, editing, viewing, exchange and archiving,
including text documents, spreadsheets, presentation graphics,
drawings, charts and similar documents commonly used by personal
productivity software applications.

Voting Details

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should
ensure that their organization's voting representative votes according
to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your
organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company and review the list of users for
the name designated as "Primary".


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

Primary: +1 973-378-3472
Mobile: +1 201-341-1393

=== References ===

[1] OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)
Technical Committee

[2] 60-day public review announcement

[3] OASIS TC Process

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