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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.

European Commission for Interoperable Systems: Statement on MS Interoperability Announcement

Thomas Vinje, Legal Counsel and Spokesperson for ECIS, provided the following official statement shortly after the February 21 announcement by Microsoft pertaining to interoperability, intellectual property rights and open source software.

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My first post on ODF

Being a big proposer of ODF I think I should be able to get an account on the official site. So far there has been a rich ammount of ODF and related topics. So here is who I am..

My name is Alexandro Colorado, lead of and member of the OpenDocument Fellowship. I also been a fierce defender of Open Source technology.
Having this blog I wil put some inf in regard to the OpenDocument future. 

Microsoft pledges to open Office 2007 programming interfaces to enable ODF

Microsoft said it will open up the application programming interfaces of Office 2007 to outside software programmers so that different document formats, such as ODF, can be the default. Gray Knowlton, group product manager for the Microsoft Office system, reiterated Microsoft's position that's Open XML, ODF, and other formats should coexist.

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European Commission considers ODF mandate

The European Commission and its member states have been mulling a mandate that all government documents be created in the Open Document Format (ODF)... Representatives from standards bodies in some 37 countries are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss whether Microsoft's OOXML format should be designated as open by ISO. If ISO fails to approve OOXML as a standard, Microsoft could lose more customers than just European governments.

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ZDNet: OOXML to live in harmony with ODF?

The debate over the OOXML format and the competing ODF is still alive and kicking, but Microsoft just wants everyone to get along. The software giant has been lobbying for its OOXML format's ratification as an ISO standard at a ballot resolution meeting in Geneva later this month, after a failed attempt in September last year. Its opposers support ISO-certified ODF, seen as a close rival of OOXML, but Microsoft says polarizing the discussion into ODF and OOXML camps "trivializes" it.

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