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OASIS Interop at OOoCon Features Eight ODF 1.2 Implementations

Eight implementations of the Open Document Format (ODF) OASIS Standard were orchestrated in a real-world scenario today at the Conference (OOoCon) at the Central European University in Budapest. The OASIS ODF 1.2 Interop showcased both open source and commercial software applications processing ODF documents on the desktop, in the cloud, and on mobile devices.

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UK Councils 'could save at least £51m' with shift to ODF and open source

Charles Arthur writes in The Guardian: I queried the reported complaints by Liam Maxwell, the councillor responsible for IT policy at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, about the challenge of getting open source implemented at the council. He was quoted saying that it needed central government to mandate the use of open standards in office software - specifically, ODF - so that RBW&M could migrate to cheaper desktops...

Read more Celebrates Tenth Anniversary at OOoCon; ODF Interop Featured

The Community is turning ten years of age. Launching the celebration of a decade of open and free office productivity, the project's annual conference will take place in the city of Budapest from August 31 - September 3...[The event will feature] an ODF 1.2 Interop Demo. Hosted by OASIS, the international open standards consortium, the ODF 1.2 Interop will showcase applications processing ODF documents on the desktop, in the cloud and on mobile devices...

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Public Review of OpenDocument v1.2

A public review of ODF 1.2 has started and will run for 60-days, until September 6th.  More information on the public review, and how to submit comments can be found here.

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ODFDOM for Java: Simplifying programmatic control of documents and their data, Part 3

The third of a three-part series, this article introduces how to use Open Document Format (ODF) Document Object Model (DOM) for Java™ to create text (text), spreadsheet (spreadsheet), and presentation graphics (presentation) documents.

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