The UK government has selected ODF as the standard for editable office documents to be used across government. ODF was selected as the standard for government because it:
- allows citizens, businesses and other organisations to share and edit documents with government – and vice versa
- allows people working in government to share and edit documents with each other
- is compatible with a wide range of software
- is a reliable long-term solution for storing and accessing information
This guidance gives further general information on the standard.