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Mobile Office for Symbian devices released

 Odendahl SEPT-Solutions is delighted to announce the release of its newest Symbian application "Mobile Office". It is the first and only implementation of the Opendocument format for Symbian as well as any other mobile platform. With MobileOffice, you can now read (and later on edit and create) your files also on your smartphone and have them always with you.

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Proposal for an OpenDocument Developers Kit (ODDK)

Rob Weir seeks input on an essay that describes functionality to enhance the ability of application developers to become productive with ODF. 

Read more Opendocument Format Template Competition Sponsored by

Excerpt: "As the Openoffice community gains strength and grows, the need for a comprehensive repository of ODF templates is more essential."

This is a good example of the convergence of commercial and open source interests benefiting everyone.

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OASIS Launches OpenDocument

The OASIS international standards consortium today launched a new web site, OpenDocument, designed to serve as the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF). An international standard approved by OASIS, ISO and IEC, OpenDocument enables users of varying office products to freely exchange documents.

Read more Conference: ODF Track Information Conference 2006 will present a special track dedicated to ODF topics beginning with a panel discussion on September 13th in Lyon, France.

Participants include executives and distinguished engineers from IBM and Sun. Charles Schulz of Ars Arpeta and active OASIS ODF TC member will host.

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