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Documentation on the Promotion of Open Document Exchange Format

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    This page gathers all available information regarding the programme’s activities for supporting the uptake of open document formats.

PEGCSO Conclusions and Recommendations on Open Document Exchange Formats (6 December 2006)

TAC Recommendations (May 2004)

Valoris report on Open Document Formats (2003)

PEGCSO Conclusions and Recommendations on Open Document Exchange Formats (6 December 2006) - (EN)


Download the PEGSCO recommendations and conclusions
 PEGSCO conclusions and recommendations on Open Document Exchange Formats (6 December 2006)
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TAC Recommendations (May 2004) (EN)  

  • IDA Expert Group Conclusions and Recommendations on Open Document Exchange Formats (May 2004): eGovernment policy-makers from the 25 EU Member States endorsed the TAC recommandations promoting the use of open document formats by the public sector.

  • Responses from IBM, Microsoft and SUN to the TAC recommendations - Positions from other players (Sept/November 2004)
  •  IBM Response to the TAC recommendations - PDF
    EnglishPDF[54 Kb]
     Microsoft response to the TAC recommendations - PDF
    EnglishPDF[212 Kb]
     SUN response to the TAC recommendations - PDF
    EnglishPDF[51 Kb]
     Open Forum Europe White Paper (November 2004) - PDF
    EnglishPDF[152 Kb]

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    Valoris report on Open Document Formats (2003) - (EN)

    This report aimed at evaluating the market trends and at assessing existing or emerging open document formats, as a step towards recommendations on their use for office documents exchanges between EU member states’ administrations.


  • Valoris report on Open Document Formats (2003)
  •  Comparative Assessment of Open Documents Formats Market Overview - Valoris (PDF)
    EnglishPDF[366 Kb]

  • Responses from Microsoft and SUN to the report (April 2004)
  •  Microsoft comments on Valoris report - (PDF)
    EnglishPDF[67 Kb]
     Sun comments on Valoris report - (PDF)
    EnglishPDF[37 Kb]

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    Articles (EN)

    Enterprise News Alert: Major software vendors ready to implement policy recommendations (Enterprise Europe - November 2004)
    Enterprise News Alert: Public sector advised to avoid proprietary document formats (Enterprise Europe - June 2004)
    IDA promotes the use of open document formats for eGovernment interoperability (IDA Report 22 - June 2004)

    Official Publication of the OASIS ODF as ISO 26300:2006 (eGovO News - December 2006)

    Office Open XML approved as an Ecma standard (Ecma 376) (eGovO News - December 2006)

    PEGSCO adopts new Recommendations on Open Document Formats (eGovO News – December 2006)

    NL: Growing support for council manifesto for open cities (OSO News - January 2007)

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    IDA Work programmes (EN)

    The HAM work programme 2004 - PDF (p.44)
    The HAM work programme 2003 - PDF (p.54)

     

    For further information on IDA activities in the field of Open Document Exchange Format, visit the 'Promotion of Open Document Exchange Format'  factsheet.