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Welcome to OpenDocument

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300). Suitable for text, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentations, and databases, ODF frees documents from their applications-of-origin, enabling them to be exchanged, retrieved, and edited with any OpenDocument-compliant software or tool. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

Independentsoft: ODF.NET

Commercial ODF library for .NET

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Zagreb, Croatia
6 May 2009 - 09:00 - 8 May 2009 - 17:00
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UK Government expands supports for ODF

The UK government has endorsed the expanded use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) platform and other open source software. Under the "Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan", the UK government will specify requirements for open standards, and require compliance with open standards systems where feasible. The government will support the use of ODF and it will also work to ensure that government information is available in open formats, and it will make this a required standard for government websites.

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New Release of Oxygen XML Editor and Oxygen XML Author

Release date: February 25, 2009

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Building consensus around ODF 1.2

Doug Mahugh writes: It’s been interesting to be a part of the ODF TC and learn about how an OASIS working group handles the maintenance work for an evolving standard. I’ve also been involved in INCITS V1, Ecma TC45, and more recently SC34 WG4, and each group has its own style, based on the governing rules, the personalities of the members and committee chairs, the nature of the work to be done, and other factors.

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