Open Standards for documents

a significant advantage of open source software which is almost ignored


Open Standards for documents represent a significant advantage for organizations and individual end users in term of interoperability. If deployed on a large scale, based on the widespread adoption of open source software, they would allow to get rid of the huge hidden costs associated with non interoperable proprietary documents (which are a key element of vendor lock in). The presentation provides a background on the topic, some competitive information, and the necessary evidence about the potential savings.