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An “OOXML is a bad idea” blog entry compendium

I thought I would put together a list of some of my blog entries that touch on the OOXML issue now being considered in the JTC1 Fast Track Procedure. This isn’t everything I’ve ever written, but it includes most of the main points. I’ve also included a few related entries.…

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Evidently Microsoft’s ODF converter has “issues”

Last Friday, directly ahead of Monday’s ISO deadline for contradictions on Microsoft‘s OOXML, a number of rather positive articles appeared celebrating “completion” of the open source plugin to support ODF in Microsoft Office suites. Now that people have actually looked at what it does and the performance with which it…

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Denmark: We could save $94M over 5 years with ODF [and OpenOffice]

John G�tze has a blog entry about savings Denmark could realize if they switch to ODF and OpenOffice instead of going with an updated Microsoft Office and Open XML. Sam Hiser has a followup blog entry. When you read John’s entry note that there are several sets of numbers quoted,…

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Today’s ODF news

Sam Hiser has published a piece called “What is ODF?” over at ONLamp.com. The ODF Alliance just released a press release “ODF Alliance Congratulates Malaysia on Preliminary Designation of OpenDocument Format as Malaysian Standard.” Here’s an excerpt: WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ — The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), a broad…

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Latest ODF Alliance Newsletter – 14 July, 2006

Here’s the latest ODF Newsletter that I’ve taken the liberty of embedding in full. If you want to subscribe yourself, here is the link. Microsoft Announces Development of OpenXML/ODF Translator Tool According to Microsoft, the tool, which will essentially be installable plug-ins, will provide two additional menu items – “OpenODF”…

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Jon Udell picks up the presentation software thread

Last month I posted a couple of entries about alternatives to commercial presentation graphics programs that we are very familiar with using (“Where’s the killer open source presentation software?” and “More on presentation software – look at Opera Show“). The comments didn’t make it over from my IBM developerWorks blog,…

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links for 2006-05-04

ODF and ISO OpenDocument Format now ISO standard Mention in Government Computer News (tags: odf) BetaNews | OpenDocument Gets ISO Certification It was not the ODF Alliance who won approval, it was OASIS and the team that brought it through the ISO. See www.odfalliance.org for what the Alliance does. (tags:…

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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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Media on the new ODF Alliance

Here’s some of the press that’s starting to come out about the new ODF Alliance: New York Times / CNET: “Push to create OpenDocument standards” internetnews.com: “Tech Rallies Around Open Document Format” SearchOpenSource.com: “OpenDocument Alliance to fight looming ‘digital Dark Age’” InfoWorld: “Vendors form new OpenDocument alliance” IT Week UK:…

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A busy day

I’ve said before (probably ad nauseum) that OpenDocument Format (ODF) must be really important for a lot of reasons for it to get all this attention. Here are three examples, just from today. Sam Hiser makes the connection between the latest Windows Metadata Format vulnerability and the Microsoft Office Formats…

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Some early responses to the ‘OpenDocument Commitment to Action’

There have been a few press pickups and blog entries on the “OpenDocument Commitment to Action” that I posted on October 11. Here are some links: IBM exec urges OpenDocument adoption [CNET – Shankland] IBM’s Sutor seeks input on ODF Commitment to Action [ZDNet – Berlind] OpenDocument Redux [Hiser] “Open…

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