ODF made national standard in Sweden

The Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) approved the Open Document Format (ODF) as a national standard, the ODF Alliance reported this week.

“Sweden now joins Brazil, Croatia, Italy, South Korea, and South Africa as countries whose national Swedish Flagstandards bodies have formal approved this standard”, the ODF advocacy organisation writes in this week’s newsletter.

SIS press officer Erika Messing called the approval “routine”. SIS was one of the national standardisation organisations that took part in the procedure at ISO to approve ODF, she said. “ISO approved it in 2006 and now SIS has made it a national standard.”

An article for OSOR.eu, published on 1 October 2008.

Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

Policy specialist on open source in public services, knowlegde transfer expert