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OASIS solicits feedback on proposed UOML-X TC charter

OASIS members are in the process of reviewing and commenting on a draft charter to establish the OASIS Unstructured Operation Markup Language eXtended (UOML-X)) Technical Committee. The group plans to carry on the existing OASIS UOML TC's goal of developing and maintaining the XML-based operation interface standard for unstructured documents under the Royalty Free on RAND Mode of the OASIS IPR Policy. ODF developers and users may find UOML useful; however, UOML addresses a different set of functions.

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Proposal to Recognize the Need for 'Civil ICT Standards'

Andy Updegrove replies to the open letter recently released by Patrick Durusau, in which he suggested that it was time to acknowledge progress made and adopt OOXML. Updegrove's essay is also an explanation of why he has for the first time in his career become personally involved in supporting a standard. The reason is that he believes that we are at a watershed in public standards policy, and that there is much more at stake than ODF and OOXML.


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ODF standard editor calls for cooperation with OOXML

The teams developing ODF (OpenDocument Format) and OOXML (Office Open XML) standards should work together, evolving the two in parallel, the editor of the ODF standard said Tuesday in an open letter to the standards-setting community. The Microsoft-sponsored OOXML document format is just days away from a critical meeting that will influence whether the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will adopt it as a standard as its rival ODF was adopted in May 2006. Relations between supporters of the two formats are, for the most part, combative rather than cordial.

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International Document Freedom Day

"The Document Freedom Day (DFD) is the global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

Complementary to the Software Freedom Day we seek to have local teams from all over the world organise events on the last Wednesday in March. 2008 is the first year that the Document Freedom Day is being called for, and we are looking for people around the world who are willing to join the effort.

DFD's main goals are:

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IBM's Lotus takes aim at Office market - Symphony software is its free alternative

"Software industry graveyards are littered with the remains of products that tried to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software. Some of the tombstones have the letters IBM carved into them - remember SmartSuite? You can still buy it, but almost nobody does.

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