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EBook Standards and OpenDocuments

Tonight a close friend of mine drove my attention to the open ebook standard and the conference he recently attended to. This make it the issue on standards a very important part to create an opportunity for both and OpenDocument to have transformations for this open format.

 Documents and books are something that have similar needs, they need to be open formats, they need to be accesable and human readable. The ebook specs are provided on their site and also have an awesome way to process information.

 Back at OOoCon we had similar talks about the importance of having more support for academic work. Things that add more context to the language and tools that process these specs to make them usable. 

Ebook processors could be a great way to adopt and tackle some of these issues and have a compatible specs could make information flow on a more direct way. I definetly see a great opportunity into getting some work on XSLT transformations first and eventually a compatiblity to export and import these format. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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