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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.

Sun ODF Plugin 1.1 for Microsoft Office

The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office allows users of Microsoft Office to read, edit and save to the Open Document Format (ODF). The new version (1.1) adds more languages and improves the import and export of ODF files into Microsoft Office, increasing the interoperability of the Plugin. The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office gives users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document Format (ODF). The plugin works with Microsoft Office 2007 (Service Pack 1 or higher).

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Geneva Declaration for Open Standards and the Internet

...we pledge to maintain the openness and integrity of the Internet as enjoyed today.

Furthermore we agree to continue to work to ensure that the role, definition, and application of Open Standards is not mitigated or limited by proprietary pressure. We believe it essential that these steps are matched by Government, through active support for such standards though appropriate frameworks, procurement policies and organisational remit.

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Standards Malaysia Finds OOXML Technical Issues Unresolved

Malaysian delegation at the ISO meeting in Geneva (25 – 29 Feb ’08) finds the technical issues in the draft standard OOXML unresolved satisfactorily.

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XML spec editor: OOXML ISO process is "unadulterated BS"

"The function of the Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) is to enable ISO participants to evaluate and vote on ECMA's responses, many of which are technical recommendations aimed at resolving or addressing perceived deficiencies in the standard. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of problems in the specification identified by ISO members has made the review process a significant challenge. There were over 1,000 ECMA responses, spanning approximately 2,300 pages."

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Brussels to probe votes on Microsoft standard

"The European Commission is investigating the process under which a key Microsoft document format could be adopted as an industry standard – a move which would carry significant commercial benefits for the software company. . . 'We have to consider whether you might have to participate in the standards committee for a little more than an hour before a vote,' said Lars Flink, chief executive of the Swedish Standards Institute."

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