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Welcome to OpenDocument

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300). Suitable for text, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentations, and databases, ODF frees documents from their applications-of-origin, enabling them to be exchanged, retrieved, and edited with any OpenDocument-compliant software or tool. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

The ODF Podcast 004: David A. Wheeler on OpenFormula

Rob Weir, Chair of the ODF TC, interviews David. A. Wheeler, Chair of the ODF TC's Formula Subcomittee, and architect of OpenFormula, the new spreadsheet formula language in ODF 1.2

You can listen to the interview here.

(Note, we had some technical difficulties in recording this interview, due to a software malfunction. We appologize for this.  However, the interview has considerable documentary value, so we're making it available despite the audio glitch.)

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The ODF Podcast 003: The Co-Chairs of the ODF TC

Don Harbison, Chair of the ODF Adopton TC interviews Michael Brauer and Rob Weir Co-Chairs of the Open Document Format TC. Topics include a brief history of ODF, an overview of the Technical Committee, highlights of the new ODF 1.2 specification, interoperability and tooling.

You can listen to the interview here.

Additional resources may be found here:

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5th ODF Plugfest

Maidenhead, UK
24 Feb 2011 - 09:00 - 25 Feb 2011 - 17:00
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ODF usergroup started

An excellent example of governments working together on open standards like ODF: the Dutch government program 'The Netherlands Open In Connection' started a Dutch ODF usergroup while Fedict, the Belgian Federal Public Service ICT, publishes an ODF news letter in Dutch and French.

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Simple Java API for ODF Announced

The first public release of the new Simple Java API for ODF is now available for download. This API radically simplifies common document automation tasks, allowing you to perform tasks in a few lines of code that would require require hundreds if you were manipulating the ODF XML directly.

The Simple API is part of the ODF Toolkit Union open source community and is available under the Apache 2.0 license.   JavaDoc, demonstration code and a “Cookbook” are also available on the project’s website.

From Rob Weir: An Antic Disposition.

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