On the plus side, these folks do support ODF. OTOH, why support two standards, doubling the cost and complexity of a big part of IT??? Is the role of the EC to prop up Wintel’s monopoly or to operate efficiently? Choose one.
"For exchanges with the external world, including citizens and other public administrations, the approach is clearly open." For revisable documents, all European institutions are recommended to support as a minimum two ISO standards, the Open Document Format (ODT) and Office Open XML (OOXML).
The EC has implemented these recommendations, the Commissioner writes. "The EC can already support ODF, OOXML and other widely used document formats in its exchanges."
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