The Norwegian government insist on ODF-support

Several Norwegian newspapers has the recent days been reporting that the Norwegian government will insist on all public offices to use one of the following document types:
1 - HTML as the primary format for information publication
2 - PDF for all documents not meant to be edited
3 - ODF for all documents where the end user will be able to edit the documents (forms to be filled out etc.)

The changes will be effective January 1st 2009. The pressrelease has not been translated into English yet.

ODF (Open Document Format) is the default fileformat for OpenOffice.

Norway is just one of several countries endorsing ODF as the format of choice, which, in my opinion, is very good for all of us, as all software developers have full access to every aspect of the format needed to implement it in their software. This includes Microsoft.