Time to fly the flag again. This time, Sweden's. The last time Sweden was dubiously mentioned in OpenMalaysiaBlog was during the OOXML voting saga. Nothing dubious about the car of Swedish make that I drive. Nothing dubious about ODF being approved as a national standard in Sweden! See the report by Peter Krantz, and the SIS page (in English) that describes SS-ISO/IEC 26300:2008.
Great stuff. Congratulations, Sweden!
Anyone still remember that ODF is still a proposed Malaysian Standard? Along the way, others like Italy and Korea made ODF their national standard for document formats. Yeah, July 2006 (the Malaysia proposal date) till now is an awfully long time.
But you know what? That proposal was historic to me because it became the point that started rallying ODF supporters together in Malaysia -- the tumultuous events in Malaysia surrounding (e.g. here and here) and after that proposal saw the Malaysian Government decide to adopt open standards and ODF, for one, and the committees under Standards Malaysia saying NO to OOXML again and again, for another.
The MS26300 proposal is still alive, mind you -- the approval will be sweet. What's sure is that Malaysia has become more open in the 2+ years, as OpenMalaysiaBlog has revealed.