How open will you be in 5 years? More than now, I hope.

I just finished my second full day on this trip and I’m pretty tired. I’ve talked to a lot of people on the general themes of open standards, open source, OpenDocument Format, and innovation. One question I like to ask people with whom I speak is what they think their…

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More on presentation software – look at Opera Show

Late last night I put up an entry asking where was the killer open source presentation software. Sam Hiser responded with a comment as did a couple of other people and Sam has a longer piece on his blog. Sam discussed Dave Raggett’s Slidy and also mentioned presentation support in…

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Where’s the killer open source presentation software?

I’ve been wondering about this one for a while. A lot of the implicit attention around ODF has been focused on word processing, even though the standard supports spreadsheet and presentation formats. Many people, including myself, have talked about both the need and opportunity for innovation in the word processing…

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OpenDocument Alliance shows big boost in membership

The OpenDocument Alliance just announced that they’ve grown to 138 members from 30 countries and have appointed a new executive director. Here’s the start of the press release: WASHINGTON, April 18 /U.S. Newswire/ — A groundswell of support has developed behind the OpenDocument format as demonstrated by the rapidly growing…

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KOffice 1.5, ODF, and accessibility support

DesktopLinux.com has more on the release of KOffice 1.5 and its default support for OpenDocumentFormat (ODF). The article points out the improvements made around accessibility: The 1.5 version of KOffice has new support for enhanced accessibility through the means of mouseless operation and text-to-speech functionality. This improvement was sparked by…

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