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Sun and Redflag Collaborate on Chinese Localization of

Sun Microsystems, Inc., the community, and Redflag Chinese 2000 Software Co, Ltd., have announced a joint development effort that will focus on integrating new features in the Chinese localization of, as well as quality assurance and work on the core applications. Additionally, Redflag Chinese 2000 made public its commitment to the global community stating it would strengthen its support of the development of the world's leading free and open source productivity suite. Under the provisions of the agreement, Beijing Redflag Chinese 2000, which produces the popular RedOffice, will add to the open source project approximately 50 engineers, some of whom have been working on the project since the second half of is a key implementation of OpenDocument Format (ODF), the ISO 26300 open standard file format for office applications that is completely vendor neutral. The increasing number of contributors continues to strengthen the position of ODF, which is currently supported by a wide range of applications, including, StarOffice, KOffice, IBM Workplace, Google Apps as well as Microsoft Office and FireFox via plug-ins. ODF implementations are available for all major operating system platforms including the Solaris OS, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, FreeBSD and Symbian OS. continues to prove its popularity. The project estimates that there are several million users of the free productivity suite worldwide, and they use it in more than 100 languages and on every key platform. Since 2.2 was released in late March, there have been more than 2.7 million downloads from the Web site and most of these have been of the Windows version, making it the world's leading freely available productivity suite. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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