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Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard

Consortium Enhances Accessibility Features of Open Format for Office Applications

OASIS members have approved version 1.1 of OpenDocument as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. The result of a unique collaboration between advocacy groups for the disabled and open source and commercial software vendors, this new version of the standard provides key accessibility enhancements to ensure that the OpenDocument format (ODF) addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

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Linux Magazine features cover story on OpenDocument

The February 2007 issue of Linux Magazine features a cover story by Dmitri Popov, "OpenDocument and the office experience: WHAT’S INSIDE?"

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Sun Announces OpenDocument Plug-in Application for Microsoft Office

MENLO PARK, Calif. February 7, 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the largest code contributor to free and open source communities, today announced the upcoming availability of the StarOffice 8 Conversion Technology Preview plug-in application for Microsoft Office 2003.

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Texas, Minnesota Eye Move to ODF

by Elizabeth Montalbano, InfoWorld

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Paris plans to distribute 175,000 copies of OpenOffice to students

Region Ile de France (the country's capital city region, which includes Paris) announced plans to distribute 175,000 USB keys with, Firefox, Thunderbird, and other open source software to high school students of the region. will be installed in every high school, allowing students to use the same software at school and at home. This is considered a major step forward for OpenDocument in France.

See the official PR (in French).

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