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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.

ODF Plugfest at The Hague

The Dutch government program, Netherlands in Open Connection, and the OpenDoc Society cosponsored the two-day ODF “plugfest” at the Royal Library in The Hague, 15-16 June 2009,  where vendors and open source projects were able to test ODF capabilities with each other in real-world, collaborative scenarios. OASIS TC chairs, Bart Hanssens, (ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC), and Rob Weir (co-Chair ODF TC), participated and delivered presentations.  The details are posted here. The 'plug-fest' was notable for the broad participation from industry and open source communities.

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Another Vendor to Fully Support ODF: GemBox Software

The new release of widely used GemBox.Spreadsheet .NET component fully supports Open Document Format for spreadsheets (.ods files). GemBox.Spreadsheet already supports XLS, CSV, XLSX and HTML, so addition of ODF will enable C# and VB.NET developers to read, write and convert between all that formats. To understand the importance, we need to look at existing user base. GemBox.Spreadsheet is used by more than 1200 companies worldwide (Deutsche Bank, Intel, IBM, HP, Verizon, Schlumberger, Bayer, Siemens, ABB, Shell, Infineon, XEROX, Allianz, AT&T, Volvo, Swarovski and others).

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Aspose.Words is available for testing during ODF Plugfest

Here is the website of the event

Thanks to the organizers of the workshop, Aspose was invited to participate in the workshop. Although we could not attend this event in person, we are making Aspose.Words available for testing by the event participants.

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ODF Plugfest

The Hague, Netherlands
15 Jun 2009 - 09:30 - 16 Jun 2009 - 17:00
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KOffice 2.0.0 released

The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0
of KOffice.  This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to
port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases,
totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice applications.

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