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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.

Proposal for an OpenDocument Developers Kit (ODDK)

The attached essay describes functionality which I believe would greatly enhance the ability of application developers to become productive with ODF.  It is somethig I call an Open Document Developers Kit (ODDF).  I welcome your comments on this essay in the  programming discussion forums.


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Banco do Brasil, a successful case on the migration

In 2005, Banco do Brasil began a process of migration to the open source software suite The migration commenced with the installation of the package “ 2.0”. As of February 2007, this suite is found installed in more than 71,000 workstations, distributed among the branches and corporate offices.

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Excerpt: "As the Openoffice community gains strength and grows, the need for a comprehensive repository of ODF templates is more essential."

This is a good example of the convergence of commercial and open source interests benefiting everyone.

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OASIS Launches OpenDocument

The OASIS international standards consortium today launched a new web site, OpenDocument, designed to serve as the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF). An international standard approved by OASIS, ISO and IEC, OpenDocument enables users of varying office products to freely exchange documents.

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Why ODF? - The Importance of OpenDocument Format for Governments

This ODF Alliance white paper describes how documents are the life blood of modern governments and their citizens. Governments use documents to capture knowledge, store critical information, coordinate activities, measure results, and communicate across departments and with businesses and citizens. Increasingly documents are moving from paper to electronic form. To adapt to ever-changing technology and business processes, governments need assurance that they can access, retrieve and use critical records, now and in the future.

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