Proposal for Google to adopt OASIS OpenDocument Format
By ColmSmyth on Jan 03, 2005
Sam Hiser has an interesting proposal for Google - adopt the OASIS OpenDocument format and use it to store and publish the works of several valuable libraries. It would also be a cinch to make Google index this document format, opening up content that can be created by the folks who have downloaded OpenOffice.org 50 million times already, as well as users of the commercial derivatives of OpenOffice.org (StarOffice and other branded OpenOffice.org versions), not to mention KOffice. Makes sense really, especially as the format is 1) an open standard and 2) a compressed XML format that is very easy to parse, search and index.