Google joins Open Document alliance
Google has joined hands with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Alliance to promote
an open document format standard. This will allow users to open documents regardless
of the application they were created in. As of now, only Googles online
word processor Writely.com is part of the ODF.
As documents and services are increasingly transformed from paper to electronic
form, there is a growing problem among organisations to be able to access retrieve
and use critical records, information and documents in the future. This particular
endeavour from Google should give Writely an edge over others.