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The September, 2008, OpenDocument Format Alliance newsletter is now available in PDF form. I might be mistaken, but it looks to me to be the longest and most news filled edition yet.
The ODF Alliance has posted their newsletter for this month and it is now available in PDF Form. Also note that they have published their “Alliance Response to Ecma’s Proposed Disposition of Comments on OOXML”.
The OpenDocument Format Alliance has published its 2007 Annual Report. It’s now available in PDF form from their website. From the Introduction: The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) is an organization of governments, academic institutions, associations and industry dedicated to … Continue reading
Wow, So OOXML Isn’t Perfect After All The Deprecated “Smoke Screen” of MS Office Open XML (OOXML) | Fanatic Attack “In an effort to win quick converts to its bid to have Microsoft Office Open XML (MOOXML) accepted as an … Continue reading
Symphony and ODF IBM’s Lotus Symphony Continues ODF Push “In addition, IBM has loosened its normal product-licensing restrictions and will allow third parties to offer downloads or physical media without requiring special agreements with IBM. Based on the success of … Continue reading
Oracle’s technical comments for national standards bodies considering how to vote on Microsoft’s product Office XML format, aka OOXML, aka, OpenXML, aka DIS 29500, are now available on the OpenDocument Format Alliance website in PDF form.
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 … Continue reading
ODF Red Hat Magazine | ODF: The inevitable format “The ODF Alliance contends that open standards actually promote choice and vendor competition by leveling the playing field.” (tags: odf openoffice pdf) Virtual Worlds IBM Issues Employee Conduct Rules For Second … Continue reading
As its supporters work harder and harder to get approval for its OOXML specification in the JTC1 Fast Track process, there are some very important questions that you should be asking your national standards bodies. These are the folks that … Continue reading
The ODF Alliance has published its newsletter for June (PDF Format). Including is the following list of resources for helping you to vote against Microsoft’s OOXML product specification as they try to make it an ISO standard: Contact Your ISO/IEC … Continue reading
See the ‘DIS 29500 “Office Open XML” Fact Sheet’ and ‘The Technical Case Against DIS 29500/OOXML’.
The May, 2007, ODF Alliance newsletter is now available in PDF format.
See their press release: “Microsoft Votes for Choice: Company backs the addition of ODF to American National Standards list.” My response:
In the last two years, there has been a wealth of material on the web about the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an OASIS and ISO open standard for document interchange that was designed for interoperability among systems independently developed to run … Continue reading
Dylan Dylan Hears A Who! “Bob Dylan’s famous ’60s tunes wrapped around the ditties of Dr Seuss?” (tags: music dylan) Second Life Get a Second Life, why don’t you? – Perspectives – Opinion – Technology “One of the most remarkable … Continue reading
Said newsletter is now available in PDF form.
The PDF version of the December 4, 2006, ODF Alliance Newsletter is now available. You can also subscribe to be sent this by email.
This week I had occasion to talk to some slides I had prepared earlier this year about migrating to ODF, the OpenDocument Format (also ISO/IEC 26300:2006). There were four slides total in that part of the talk and what follows … Continue reading
The ODF Alliance just published their November newsletter. Lots of good stuff this month.
China, ODF, and UOF ConsortiumInfo.org – Another Open Document Format � From China ‘There is already an effort in place to “harmonize” UOF and ODF’ (tags: china odf uof) China’s own document standard: A clear message to US IT vendors? … Continue reading
The ODF Alliance issued this statement this afternoon: Alliance Statement On Microsoft/Novell Collaboration Regarding Document Format Compatibility Washington, DC, November 3, 2006 � The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), a broad cross-section of organizations, academia and industry dedicated to improving … Continue reading
Marino Marcich, Executive Director of the OpenDocument Format Alliance, told me this morning that the membership has now grown to 313, not bad for about 6 months. The September 16 edition of the ODF Alliance Newsletter is now available online.
The ODF Alliance put out a press release yesterday in response to the announcement in Massachussets that they would use plug-ins for Micrososoft office as an initial technique to start their phase-in of OpenDOcument Format in the Executive branch. Here … Continue reading
Open Source Berlind: Does open source usage free your budget up for the best talent? | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com Good food for thought. Programmers tend to differ by orders of magnitude rather than just linearly. I used to … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
More on the general idea of ODF becoming an important movement around the world: I was just told that 43 members are now represented in the membership. Not bad for 4 and 1/2 months. Current members are listed here and … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
ODF UK council joins ODF supporters club – Computer Business Review “Fresh from saving $1.8m by moving to an ODF-compliant office applications suite Bristol City Council in the UK has become the latest governmental organization to join the Open Document … Continue reading
Hot on yesterday’s news of the UK Bristol City Council joining the ODF Alliance, ComputerWorld has the story that Google has joined as well. Here’s the beginning of the story: Google Inc. has joined a U.S.-based lobbying group supporting the … Continue reading