IBM is searching for innovative student developers in Canada, China, Japan and the U.S. who are willing to put their coding skills to the test to potentially change the way people use and interact with technology. The IBM Accessibility ODF Coding Challenge 2006 is an opportunity to showcase students' unique brand of creative genius. Students receive excellent experience, the chance for prizes--and the opportunity to improve the IT experience of a wide range of users, including people with disabilities, older users, and users who speak another language.
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Welcome to OpenDocument XML.org.
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.
The city of Haarlem – capital of North Holland – has migrated 2000 desktops to OpenOffice (which supports the OpenDocument format). Jan van de Straat, Director of R&D for the city, found that OpenOffice did not lack any functionality that was used and needed by the city’s employees.
UK's Bristol City Council is leading work on open source office software, drawing on their experiences evaluating StarOffice (based on OpenDocument). They have gathered a wide range of information to support their decision to adopt it and implement it across 5,500 desktop computers.
Members of this OASIS Committee collaborate to provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the OpenDocument OASIS Standard. By raising awareness of the benefits offered by OpenDocument, the Committee increases the demand for and availability of ODF-conforming products, resulting in a greater choice of tools and platforms and expanding the OpenDocument community of users, suppliers, and developers.