A colleague just sent me a link to the NATO “3.4. NNEC Core Enterprise Services” which is part of the NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles document. Lo and behold, about half way down the document in the Standards section is “OpenDocument ISO/IEC 26300:2006.” That is ODF.
Adopter by adopter, person by person, country by country, organization by organization, ODF keeps winning.
Preceding the mention of ODF are two entries which I find a little confusing.
- Office 2000 formats: Office XP – Not to be used for new systems.
- Office XP formats – Pertains to the interchange formats of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, irrespective of the actual MS Office version or general office automation package being used.
My interpretation of this is that they want people to use the Microsoft Office XP binary formats, even if they are using Office 2003 or 2007. People are not to save in, say, Office 97 formats.
Clarifications and corrections welcome.