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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.

Opportunities for innovation with OpenDocument Format XML.

Using open document data to build innovative new solutions - an IBM White Paper.

This short white paper explores several approaches to using ODF XML document data other than found in today's implementations of personal productivity applications. See the link below for some other uses of ODF enumerated by Rob Weir of IBM.

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Sun to Plug OpenDocument to Global Summit

At the Internet Governance Forum summit this week in Athens, Greece, Sun Microsystems Inc, along with supporters including IP Justice and the Consumer Project on Technology, will urge governments to adopt procurement practices that recognize open technology standards as important, and forbid buying only proprietary technology. The inaugural IGF meeting, which kicked off yesterday, is being attended by about 1,500 members of international governments, civil society organizations, private companies, academics and media.

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Accessibility improved OpenDocument v1.1 approved as OASIS Committee Specification

OpenDocument v1.1 has just been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification and is thus available for implementation.

The subcommittee of the OASIS OpenDocument Format TC focussing on accessibility aspects of OpenDocument recently published an Accessibility Evaluation of the OpenDocument v1.0 specification. In order to address the accessibility features identified by the accessibility study as quickly as possible, the OpenDocument TC prepared OpenDocument v1.1, which now has been approved an OASIS committee specification.

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OASIS ODF Adoption Committee comment list

odf-adoption-comment is a public mail list for providing input to the OASIS ODF Adoption Committee members. The public is invited to send a comment or view archives.

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OASIS ODF Adoption Committee member mail list is the list used by OASIS ODF Adoption Committee members to conduct their work. Committee membership is required to post.

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