Some colleagues and I were talking this morning and someone asked what open source ODF projects were going on at SourceForge. So we decided to take a look. Here are four searches where you can examine the same lists we saw for SourceForge and Google Code Projects:
- SourceForge search for ‘ODF’
- SourceForge search for ‘OpenDocument’
- Google Code Projects search for ‘ODF’
- Google Code Projects search for ‘OpenDocument’
These lists will change over time and the SourceForge list, in particular, will increase once our ODF/accessibility contest gets into Phase 2. In the meanwhile, here are links to a few of the ones that intrigued me: docvert, perlodfconv, AODL, OpenDocumentPHP, Opyo (Python!), ODF Add-in for Microsoft Word (this is the one that Microsoft is sponsoring), odfgrep, and pdf2oo. There are others; I just picked a few. I’m not endorsing any of them, but they might be worth a look if you need what they do. The MS project in particular has provoked a fair amount of controversy.
There are other open source projects involving ODF as well. OpenOffice.org comes immediately to mind. You should also take a look at the list of applications at the OpenDocument Fellowship. Many of those are open source. (Incidentally, the OpenDocument Fellowship website is looking really good these days.)