26/03/2014 23:59

ODF 1.2 Submitted to ISO

On March 26th 2014 OASIS submitted Open Document Format 1.2 standard to the ISO/IEC JTC1 Secretariat for transposition to an International Standard under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure. The PAS procedure was used in 2005 when ODF 1.0 was submitted to ISO and was approved as ISO/IEC 26300. ODF 1.1 used a different procedure and was processed as an amendment to ISO/IEC 26300. Since ODF 1.2 adds significantly more additions to the previous version, the PAS procedure is more appropriate.

The PAS transposition process starts with a two month “translation period” when National Bodies may translate the ODF 1.2 specification if they wish. This is then followed by a three-month ballot. Following a successful ballot any comments received are reviewed by all stakeholders and resolutions determined at a Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM).