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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.

Syncro Soft Announces New Release of Syncro SVN Client v4.1

Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of Syncro SVN Client, has announced the immediate availability of version 4.1 of its Subversion (SVN) client.

Version 4.1 of Syncro SVN Client adds a create patch wizard, a dialog for quickly resolving conflicts resulted from a merge action and considerable performance improvements.

For the complete list of features please visit

New in version 4.1:

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Mirasol Op'nWorks offers an on-line demonstration for the OdfChartBuilder open source API

The demo site shows on the fly rendering of open document format charts using the open source ODFChartBuilder and JFreeChart APIs and allows visitors to upload and test their own ODF files.

Access the Chart Builder microsite

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The Third Beta of KOffice 2.0 Arrives

Last night (November 19th) the KOffice team announced the third beta release of the upcoming KOffice 2.0 open source office suite for KDE (K Desktop Environment) users, and not only. This new beta introduces improvements in all its components, such as Karbon, Krita, KPlato, KChart, KPresenter, KSpread, KWord, the KOffice libraries, and plug-ins. It also repairs many of the issues related to the non-translatable strings, and improves the layout of many dockers.

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ODF Workshop 2008 Conference

The OASIS ODF Adoption TC and the new OASIS ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC met informally at the 2008 conference in Beijing, on November 6, 2008 for an all day workshop.

Attached here are (3) of the presentations delivered during the workshop. 

1) Lost in Translation by Rob Weir, IBM

2) OpenFormula by Rob Weir, IBM

3) ODF/UOF Interoperability by Cheng Ling, Red Flag China 2000

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IBM offers Symphony to Mac, Linux users

International Business Machines Corp., working to win users away from Microsoft Corp.'s Office programs, adapted its free word processing and document software for use with Apple Inc.'s Macintosh and the Linux operating system. IBM's Lotus Symphony program, released in May, is now available for the Mac and a version of Linux called Ubuntu, Armonk, New York-based IBM said today in a statement. The software can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

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