South Africa : South Africa Adopts an Open Electronic Document Format

Discussion in 'South Africa' started by twashing, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. twashing

    twashing Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Dec 17, 2004
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    For you guys out there that follow African government, politically, technologically or otherwise, this is an interesting story. The South African government apparently has adopted ODF (Open Document Format) as a standard in all government operations. The ODF format is equivalent to a Microsoft .doc, except it is open. So a regular citizen / programmer can read, write and make tools that will work with government documents. This is a great thing for Governments openness. The German government took similar steps a few years back when adopting linux (an open Operating System) as a standard for all government offices and operations.

    South Africa Adopts ODF as a Government Standard