What is OpenDocument?

OpenDocument (short for OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) is:

  • An open, XML-based file format.
  • An open standard from the OASIS standards group.
  • Approved by ISO and IEC as an international standard (ISO/IEC 26300).
  • The default file format for OpenOffice.org 2.0, KOffice 1.5, StarOffice 8, IBM Workplace and other applications.
  • The required office format for internal archives of the US State of Massachusetts.
  • A format that fulfills the European Union’s criteria on open standards.

See OpenDocument Format for more information.