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April 20, 2014

Charles H. Schulz

LibreOffice, the distraction-free way

There is a growing momentum towards specialized “text editors” these days, and these tools are not meant for “geeks” or “hackers”, far from that: there are targeted at people who write long chunks of texts, and only text. You may have already guessed who they might be: fiction writers, journalists, etc. There is now a nice ecosystem of tools, most of them non free software, like Scrivener, that is in full expansion. If I’d tell you office suites can offer just the same benefits, you would call me biased. And indeed I might be. Just a tad…. But it’s true. On the other hand, people having specific needs in the way they write and edit texts are very real, from developers to fiction writers. The question is: should an office suite like LibreOffice accomodate everyone – and does it already?

I will first show how to turn LibreOffice into a distraction-free text editor -yes you can do that quite easily- and then I will try to answer the question above: should an office suite like LibreOffice accomodate everyone? in an attempt at defining what LibreOffice, and especially Writer, is and does as a tool.

LibreOffice Writer as a distraction-free text editor in a few simple steps:

The whole point of the following suggestions is to take away elements from LibreOffice’s writer interface.

  1. Get rid of the ruler: Go to the View top menu then unselect the Ruler
  2. Take away any unwanted toolbar from the same View menu (then use the Toolbar submenu), such as Drawing or WordArt bars. Don’t get me wrong: you could make every bar disappear but it’s not helpful: just get rid of what you think is clutter.
  3. In the Options menu go to Writer, Appearance, then change the Application background to a shade of dark grey (70 up to 90%). Do not mistake this with the document background, there’s a specific entry for the Writer background.
  4. The last step is  optional: get rid of the Stylist vertical integration. Many people do not have this as a default, I do because it makes me save time when I have to select styles as I’m typing a document. To me, it’s not clutter so I left it that way. Below is a screenshot of LibreOffice in distraction-free mode with the stylist nested on the right, while the second screenshot is the same configuration of LibreOffice without the nested stylist. LibreOffice_distractionfree_stylist

Why do I mention the stylist? Because using styles is pretty much the single most important tool you need to be familiar with when using an office suite. Any office suite, that’s to say, otherwise you will end up wondering why office suites are so complex when you just have to type a letter to your insurance company… although there’s certainly a huge userbase for that.

LibreOffice_distractionfree_enneagon

What do styles do? They structure your document visually and logically. They make the difference between a simple text with bold, underlined and italic words appearing from time to time, and an ordered document with chapters, sections, paragraphs that stands both the test of time (and format conversion) and multiple revisions or updates. They also help you create great looking documents and create templates. In a nutshell, using LibreOffice without styles is like driving a car in first gear or using Emacs only through the scratch buffer (that one’s for the geeks). By the way, the same is true for MS Office styles, but LibreOffice and its predecessor OpenOffice.org are known to handle styles in a consistently more powerful way.

But styles cannot  do everything. They cannot magically turn an office suite into a full development environment or code editor for instance. That would be pushing the enveloppe a bit too far. Which prompts the question of what an office suite like LibreOffice can, could and should do.

It is clear to anyone who used an office suite and code editors or IDEs such as Emacs, Cloud9 (code editor in the cloud) , NetBeans or Eclipse, that LibreOffice serves different needs. There is no will, and no point for anyone to turn LibreOffice into a code editor (aside the macro and dialog editor that’s already embedded in the suite, as shown on the right), because an office suite is not and will never be a development environment. LibreOffice_macroeditor

It is not rare to hear that word processors are a thing of a past, but that’s  an ill-informed opinion. It is not that the cloud is supposedly overthrowing everything, but rather it comes, I think, from several misconceptions and prejudices about office suites. Let me first hint at what word processors are not:

  • code editors: Seriously, some people need to drop that ball. I’m the first one to wish for a full blown html editor that works inside LibreOffice, but certainly not for a full suite with compilers and debuggers. These are specific tools, aimed at a specific range of uses.
  • LaTeX editors: I have good friends who use these – in short, these are powerful tools allowing you to focus on text and then frame and format the text the way you want in a programmatic way. These editors require a lot of practice and learning before you can use them. LaTex editors are used mostly in academic fields. They are not word processors, and to be honest, the notion that you must spend years of training to design a document in LaTex even in 2014 strikes me as nonsensical.
  • wordpads, simple text editors: a word processor can definitely do that, but you could of course use  something less complex, if all you need is a simple text editor such as TextEdit or WordPad.
  • online pads; if you were to implement a collaborative stack in an office suite, it could actually be turned into an etherpad/framapad type of tool, although the value of a word processor may lie elsewhere.

At this stage then, it becomes useful to try to define what a word processor does and why it matters.

A word processor edits and handles documents . Not code, not notes (although it could), only actual documents. Faced with this shockingly simple yet – in my humble opnion powerful – assertion, what do we do with it?

Word processors help you read, edit, save, open documents in a very fast and relatively easy way compared to everything else. Documents are not only made up of words and sentences. They come with a structural logic, specific formating, styles, layouts and graphical elements. While it may appeal to one of the broadest audience on the earth (people who have access to a computer and would like to write a document, such as a letter or a book or a shopping list) it does not mean that word processors or office suites are made for everyone else except developers, engineers and fiction writers. It means word processors excel at editing documents in a powerful way without much of training (compared to a full fledged academic or technical cursus in learning vi, emacs, LaTex editors…) and this uncanny ability  does not really exist among any other tool out there. Sure, if you spend four years editing a document in LaTex, you will likely learn enough to make your PhD. thesis look good. Sure, there’s a customized major mode in Emacs enabling some proper visual document to be edited, but you need to know and learn about it beforehand, customize it some more, get acquainted with the custom shortcuts, etc.

I’m not berating these tools: I’m a regular and devout Emacs user myself. But I do love the comfort and smoothness of firing up LibreOffice Writer and write that nice memo or strategic overview for the Document Foundation just by pointing on the stylist, clicking, expressing my thoughts through the text I’m wirting, changing the fonts, run the spell checker, saving the document, closing it. Tomorrow, when I’ll open it, it will look just as good, and I might even make it look crisper for the benefits of my readers. How long will it take me? A couple of minutes. Ten, if I’m in the mood of changing everything. It cannot get any easier than that. Office suites, and especially word processors are powerful tools. They help create and develop one’s intelligence, and by sharing documents enhance the collective intelligence of groups and crowds. They are meant to be what the LibreOffice project strives to provide: engines of creation, tools for intelligence.

by Charles at April 20, 2014 01:10 PM

April 18, 2014

Google News

다운로드 1억건 돌파한 '오픈오피스' - 블로터닷넷


블로터닷넷

다운로드 1억건 돌파한 '오픈오피스'
블로터닷넷
오픈오피스를 사용하고 저장할 수 있는 형식은 ODF(Open Document Format)로, 공공 문서 국제표준형식이다. ODF 텍스트 문서인 PDT 파일은 MS 오피스나 한컴오피스에서도 열 수 있다. 오픈오피스는 4.0이후 버전부터 MS 제품과의 호환성에 신경을 써서, 오픈 ...

April 18, 2014 05:15 AM

April 16, 2014

FreeCode

OpenTBS 1.9.0

OpenTBS is a PHP tool that helps you to make OpenOffice and MS Office documents using templates. You first design your template using OpenOffice or MS Office, and then OpenTBS merges it with data that you supply from PHP code and databases. It has facilities to manage pictures. The resulting documents are saved to file, served for download, or returned as a string. In fact, OpenTBS can merge any OpenDocument files, any OpenXML files, and any XML files compressed in a Zip archive. No extra exe file is required and it makes no temporary files, since all work is done in memory. OpenTBS is based on the TinyButStrong template engine.

Release Notes: 8 bugfixes, 6 new features, and 3 enhancements. The new features are: commands for selecting a file, selecting headers and footers, retrieving the list of headers and footers, searching a string in slides, and a new argument $Master for counting a selecting slides. Important fixed bugs are regarding compatibility between LibreOffice and Excel.

Screenshot

Release Tags: major feature, minor bugs

Tags: OpenOffice, php classes, Internet, Software Development, Dynamic Content, Zip, Template engine, Ms Office, ODF, OOXML, odt, ods, odg, odm, odp, ott, ots, otg, OTP, docx, xlsx, pptx., LibreOffice

Licenses: LGPL

by Skrol29 at April 16, 2014 10:38 PM

Planet KDE

Calligra 2.8.2 Released

The Calligra team has released a bugfix version 2.8.2 of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.8.0 and we recommend everybody to update.

Bugfixes in This Release

Here is an overview of the most important fixes. There are several others that are not mentioned here.

General

  • Move Export to PDF command to the Export menu section instead of the Print section for conformance with other office suites (bug 332603).
  • Fix “Missing import filter” bug when saving if not extension is specified (even if selecting a File type is set to a format) (bug 328975).
  • Use native file dialogs on Windows.

Kexi

  • Make Rich Text property false by default for Text Editor form widget. Rich Text often causes misbehaviour.

Krita

  • Fix resetting the slider spin box when double clicking on it (bug 330165).
  • Ignore tablet press/release events which did not produce any sane buttons (bug 331925).
  • Added support for ‘evdev’ tablets (bugs 332239, 331572, 329641).
  • Save line smoothing options between runs of Krita. This is really needed for low-level tablets like Genius to filter the trajectory they report to us.
  • Make Krita auto-recognize axes labels of Evdev tablets. The labels are stored in a special property of the XInput device.
  • Recognize Surface Pro 2 tablets on Windows (bug 331922).
  • Fixed size of predefined images.
  • Set default gradient to alpha (bug 329008).
  • Clean up the layout of the Transform tool.
  • Hide unused settings for stroke in the Path tool (bug 331556).
  • Fixed memory leaks in brush handling.
  • Fixed memory leaks when resources fail to load.
  • Fixed memory leaks when creating strokes (bug 331592).
  • Don’t crash on creating a file layer in Krita Gemini (bug 332871).
  • Improved splash screen.
  • Fix loading plugins for Krita Gemini.
  • Save tags with special characters properly (bug 332708).
  • Fix removing of tags, don’t load or save dummy tags.
  • Add import for PSD layer groups (bug 289857).
  • Fix translation issues.
  • Fix startup of Krtita Sketch and Gemini.

Try It Out

About Calligra

Calligra is part of the applications from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org/.

by Calligra News at April 16, 2014 05:17 PM

April 12, 2014

Google News

LibreOffice 4.2.3 est disponible sous Linux, Windows et Max OS - GinjFo


GinjFo

LibreOffice 4.2.3 est disponible sous Linux, Windows et Max OS
GinjFo
... automatiques, un rafraichissement automatique de la liste des imprimantes, l'importation des données d'image et non d'images liées, le bon fonctionnement de l'option d'affichage de la grille ou encore la sauvegarde de fichiers SVG dans le format ODF.

April 12, 2014 08:47 AM

April 10, 2014

Google News

Pro-Linux : DE : Die galicische Regierung empfiehlt der ... - Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)


Pro-Linux : DE : Die galicische Regierung empfiehlt der ...
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
Dazu berichtet pro-linux.de: Die galicische Regierung empfiehlt der öffentlichen Hand die Verwendung des Open Document Format (ODF, ISO 26300) und hat anlässlich des diesjährigen Document Freedom Day am 26. März einen Leitfaden dazu ...

April 10, 2014 04:58 PM

Galicien empfiehlt Open Document Format - Pro-Linux


Galicien empfiehlt Open Document Format
Pro-Linux
Die galicische Regierung empfiehlt der öffentlichen Hand die Verwendung des Open Document Format (ODF, ISO 26300) und hat anlässlich des diesjährigen Document Freedom Day am 26. März einen Leitfaden dazu veröffentlicht. Von Ferdinand Thommes.

April 10, 2014 09:06 AM

April 09, 2014

Google News

Windows XP va in pensione, Linux no. - 2duerighe


Windows XP va in pensione, Linux no.
2duerighe
È LiMux, distribuzione Linux personalizzata per le loro esigenze, insieme al formato ODF ( Open Document Format ) e LibreOffice come suite di produttività, a funzionare su circa quindicimila pc del comune tedesco. Il risparmio economico ed i costanti ...

April 09, 2014 06:45 PM

Kingsoft Office Suite for Linux - MS Office Alternative Ubuntu Installation - LXer (press release)


Kingsoft Office Suite for Linux - MS Office Alternative Ubuntu Installation
LXer (press release)
One of the drawbacks of this commercial suite is that it doesn't support OpenDocument Format, instead you can export your documents to PDF, or save them as MS Office formats or Kingsoft Office formats. Kingsoft Writer – The word processor The writer ...

April 09, 2014 04:19 PM

ODF Wikipedia Page

ClareTheSharer: /* Standardization */ Sorry, got lost switching away from Visual Editor and edited wrong place

Standardization: Sorry, got lost switching away from Visual Editor and edited wrong place

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*The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
 
*The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' was approved as an OASIS Committee Specification on {{date|2011-03-17|iso}} and as an OASIS Standard on {{date|2011-09-29|iso}}.<ref>[http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/201103/msg00089.html OASIS office message: Ballot for CS approval of ODF Version 1.2 has passed]</ref><ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. In October 2011, the OASIS ODF Technical Committee expected to "start the process of submitting ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 soon".<ref name="odf12" /> In May 2012, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 members reported that ''after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress''.<ref>{{citation |url=http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1777.pdf |title=Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6, 2012-05-23 |format=PDF |quote=Patrick Durusau reported that, after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress. It is not yet know when the submission will be ready ... |accessdate=21 October 2012}}</ref> In 2013, the members of the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee have requested that OASIS submit the ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 for approval as a proposed International Standard under JTC's "Publicly Available Specification" (PAS) transposition procedure.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/member-review-of-proposed-submission-of-odf-v1-2-to-iso-iec-jtc1 |title=Member Review of Proposed Submission of ODF v1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 |date=2013-08-19 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
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*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' was approved as an OASIS Committee Specification on {{date|2011-03-17|iso}} and as an OASIS Standard on {{date|2011-09-29|iso}}.<ref>[http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/201103/msg00089.html OASIS office message: Ballot for CS approval of ODF Version 1.2 has passed]</ref><ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. In October 2011, the OASIS ODF Technical Committee expected to "start the process of submitting ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 soon".<ref name="odf12" /> In May 2012, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 members reported that ''after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress''.<ref>{{citation |url=http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1777.pdf |title=Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6, 2012-05-23 |format=PDF |quote=Patrick Durusau reported that, after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress. It is not yet know when the submission will be ready ... |accessdate=21 October 2012}}</ref> In 2013, the members of the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee requested that OASIS submit the ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 for approval as a proposed International Standard under JTC's "Publicly Available Specification" (PAS) transposition procedure.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/member-review-of-proposed-submission-of-odf-v1-2-to-iso-iec-jtc1 |title=Member Review of Proposed Submission of ODF v1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 |date=2013-08-19 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref> As of 3 April 2014, ODF 1.2 had reached the enquiry stage of ISO's ratification process.<ref name="DIS 26300-1">{{cite web|title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-1|url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66363|publisher=ISO|accessdate=9 April 2014}}</ref>
   
 
===Future===
 
===Future===
*'''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref> As of 3 April 2014, ODF 1.2 had reached the enquiry stage of ISO's ratification process.<ref name="DIS 26300-1">{{cite web|title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-1|url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66363|publisher=ISO|accessdate=9 April 2014}}</ref>
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*'''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
   
 
==Application support==
 
==Application support==

by ClareTheSharer at April 09, 2014 04:10 PM

ClareTheSharer: /* Standardization */ | Assisted by Citation bot r543 ODF 1.2 now at ISO

Standardization: | Assisted by Citation bot r543 ODF 1.2 now at ISO

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===Future===
 
===Future===
*'''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
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*'''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref> As of 3 April 2014, ODF 1.2 had reached the enquiry stage of ISO's ratification process.<ref name="DIS 26300-1">{{cite web|title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-1|url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66363|publisher=ISO|accessdate=9 April 2014}}</ref>
   
 
==Application support==
 
==Application support==

by ClareTheSharer at April 09, 2014 04:08 PM

April 05, 2014

Google News

Segui Fai Informazione su - informazione.it (Comunicati Stampa)


Segui Fai Informazione su
informazione.it (Comunicati Stampa)
Il Parlamento Europeo e l'idea di passare a Debian e all'uso di formati liberi come ODF - Il Parlamento Europeo molto probabilmente utilizzerà Debian nei propri sistemi e i vari documenti saranno in ODF (Open Document Format)Il Regno Unito ha scelto di ...

April 05, 2014 06:58 PM

April 04, 2014

Charles H. Schulz

Keeping a promise made a long time ago

Some time around 2009 or 2010, the OpenDocument community realized that while it had won the moral battle over Microsoft and its dubious OOXML standard, it had lost the adoption and ecosystems war.
Microsoft Office had been released and with it an undocument format called OOXML which, as far as experts were concerned, had little to do with the ISO 29500 (aka OOXML) standard. While Europe and Brazil were struggling to migrate their public sector’s documents to ODF, any company or government, let alone any individual acquiring Microsoft Office 2010 migrated to the new and shiny OOXML, officially without remorse or complaint. The ODF advocacy groups here and there were launching all sorts of events and meetings to guide and assist migrations to ODF. Results were mixed. We had victories. We had defeats. At the end of the day what was at stake was fear of failure and change from CIOs and IT services. That’s still the case today. But while these are mostly human factors, there is one thing we hadn’t tried yet, or at least hadn’t been tried enough: turning the hundreds of thousands of files that are out there and locked up in various proprietary file formats to ODF documents.Docliberation

This week the Document Foundation announced its second major project, the Document Liberation. Its aims is to pool and collect every file format filters we have and that people are willing to contribute and develop them so that they not only keep improving but are distributed in the largest number of applications. The aim of the Document Liberation is thus simple: to enable everyone to own its content and to bring a solution to vendor lock-in and undocumented file formats. In doing so, the project is keeping a promise made a long time ago, specifially by ODF. But ODF is a format itself, and while it is enjoying a pretty widespread adoption, it has not done what Microsoft did with OOXML: propose a smooth transition through a change people can accept. In the case of OOXML, as lousy as it seems, people accepted the change because they didn’t know better: Microsoft does this for a reason, so things will pan out all right in the end. They’re taking care of my documents. The industry will follow.

In the case of ODF, no one was in such a position, except perhaps Microsoft. The approach we’re taking today is to offer a solution to a very real problem millions of people have: they don’t know what to do with their files if they haven’t migrated them to a more modern, but not necessarily more standard or more open file format. To these users, we offer a range of choices depending on their “predicament”. We will add more filters as time goes by and the community grows. To developers we offer an exciting place to contribute code by improving existing format filters and proposing new ones. To everyone we offer code that will ensure the continuity of access to content locked in countless files scattered across the Internet, personal computers, corporate, academic and governmental archives. In doing so we not only help ODF keep its promise to liberate documents once and for all, we help make the world a better place by empowering everyone to access and create more digital knowledge and unleash creativity. This promise lies at the core of the Document Foundation’s mission.

by Charles at April 04, 2014 09:21 PM

Google News

Document Liberation Project: Gemeinsame Anstrengung für freie Dateiformate - Golem.de


Document Liberation Project: Gemeinsame Anstrengung für freie Dateiformate
Golem.de
Einer der bekanntesten Entwickler von Libreoffice, Michael Meeks, benannte als eines der Projektziele, Nutzer in die ODF-Welt ziehen zu wollen. Dafür implementieren die ... oder auch Adobes Pagemaker. Der Export in das Epub-Format soll ebenso folgen.

and more »

April 04, 2014 12:26 PM

Open-Xchange añade programa de hoja de cálculo a su suite de aplicaciones ... - CIO Perú


Open-Xchange añade programa de hoja de cálculo a su suite de aplicaciones ...
CIO Perú
El soporte para Open Document Format (ODF) llegará pronto, probablemente dentro de los siguientes tres meses, informó un portavoz de la compañía. Este release de OX Spreadsheet se enfoca en la edición, ingreso de datos, atajos de teclado, cálculos, ...

April 04, 2014 12:21 PM

April 03, 2014

Google News

Government plans to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK - CIO UK


Government plans to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK
CIO UK
The UK is moving to a system where citizens can exchange information with the government digitally by default - but in choosing the file formats to use for that exchange, it must balance corporate interests with those of citizens. The recommendation of ...

April 03, 2014 02:34 PM

FreeCode

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 4.0.0 M2

DataNucleus AccessPlatform is a standards-compliant Java persistence product. It is fully compliant with the JDO1, JDO2, JDO2.1, JDO2.2, JDO3, JPA1, JPA2 and JPA2.1 Java standards, and provides a REST API. It complies with the OGC Simple Feature Spec for persistence of geospatial Java types. It allows access to all popular RDBMS available today, together with the MongoDB, LDAP, NeoDatis, JSON, Excel/ODF spreadsheets, XML, BigTable, HBase, and Neo4j databases.

Release Notes: Support for Java 1.8 was added, and support for persisting the vast majority of java.time types was added. Support for multicolumn TypeConverters, and column length-defining TypeConverters was added to core. Support for Cassandra optimistic checks, interfaces, nonPC container fields, compound identity, and multicolumn TypeConverters were added. Support for HikariCP/DBCP2 pools were added for RDBMS. Support for embedded 1-1 was added for JSON. A bug was fixed for Timestamp nanosecs. Many other bugfixes and minor improvements were made.

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Release Tags: JDO, JPA, Persistence

Tags: Database, API, ORM, JDO, JPA, Persistence

Licenses: Apache 2.0

by DataNucleus at April 03, 2014 12:56 PM

Google News

Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK - ITworld.com


Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK
ITworld.com
An interministerial body, the Cabinet Office, is now evaluating comments on its proposal to adopt Open Document Format (ODF) as the standard for sharing documents with and within the government. The goal of the Cabinet Office was to identify document ...

and more »

April 03, 2014 09:29 AM

Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK - Network World


Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK
Network World
IDG News Service - The U.K. is moving to a system where citizens can exchange information with the government digitally by default -- but in choosing the file formats to use for that exchange, it must balance corporate interests with those of citizens.

and more »

April 03, 2014 09:18 AM

Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK - PCWorld


Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK
PCWorld
Among the reasons it gave for selecting ODF were the availability of compatible applications, including open source implementations, for devices running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android, with some web-based applications also able to read and ...

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April 03, 2014 09:07 AM

Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK - PC World Magazine


Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK
PC World Magazine
Among the reasons it gave for selecting ODF were the availability of compatible applications, including open source implementations, for devices running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android, with some web-based applications also able to read and ...

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April 03, 2014 09:04 AM

공공 문서 시장, 한글 독점구조 해체되나 - ZD넷 코리아


ZD넷 코리아

공공 문서 시장, 한글 독점구조 해체되나
ZD넷 코리아
정부는 마이크로소프트(MS) 윈도를 대신할 수 있는 개방형 운영체제(한국형OS) 개발을 논의하면서 공공문서 규격을 ODF(Open Document Format)으로 전환하는 방안도 함께 검토중인 것으로 알려졌다. 2일 정부와 업계 관계자에 따르면 개방형 OS개발 TF팀은 ...

April 03, 2014 07:21 AM

April 02, 2014

Google News

Document Liberation Project aims to break vendor lock-in - InfoWorld


Document Liberation Project aims to break vendor lock-in
InfoWorld
An important goal is to help governments, companies and individuals migrate to the Open Document Format (ODF) standard as a long-term storage format for their creative work. ODF offers long-terms stability since new versions -- such as ODF 1.2 ...
Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable againComputerworld New Zealand

all 7 news articles »

April 02, 2014 05:29 PM

Wanted: Developers who can make outdated documents readable again - Computerworld (blog)


Wanted: Developers who can make outdated documents readable again
Computerworld (blog)
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

April 02, 2014 04:31 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - IDG News Service


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
IDG News Service
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

and more »

April 02, 2014 04:04 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - ITworld.com


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
ITworld.com
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

and more »

April 02, 2014 04:04 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - Good Gear Guide


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
Good Gear Guide
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

April 02, 2014 04:03 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - PC World Magazine


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
PC World Magazine
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

and more »

April 02, 2014 04:02 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - Computerworld New Zealand


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
Computerworld New Zealand
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

and more »

April 02, 2014 03:59 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again - Network World


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again
Network World
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

April 02, 2014 03:58 PM

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again | PCWorld - PCWorld


Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again | PCWorld
PCWorld
The Document Liberation Project aims to attract open source developers to help provide tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF ISO standard document format, The Document Foundation (TDF) said in a news release on ...

and more »

April 02, 2014 03:52 PM

April 01, 2014

FreeCode

Docvert 6

Docvert is Web service software that takes multiple word processor files (typically .doc) and converts them to Oasis OpenDocument v1.0 format, and then optionally to any XML/HTML format. The results are returned in a .zip file.

Release Notes: This release has been ported to Python 3.

Screenshot

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Text Processing, Markup, XSL/XSLT, DocBook, HTML/XHTML, Office/Business, Office Suites, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, CGI Tools/Libraries, Text Editors, Word Processors, Software Development, Libraries

by PHPilfer at April 01, 2014 11:20 PM

Google News

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet to open source online app suite - Computerworld (blog)


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet to open source online app suite
Computerworld (blog)
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

April 01, 2014 03:12 PM

Open-Xchange veröffentlicht OX Spreadsheet - Derwesten.de


Derwesten.de

Open-Xchange veröffentlicht OX Spreadsheet
Derwesten.de
Dadurch bleiben Formatierungen und Layout der ursprünglichen Datei vollständig erhalten. Die erste Version kann allerdings nur das XML-Format von Microsoft Excel (.xslx), die Unterstützung für OpenDocument (ODF) soll "in wenigen Monaten" folgen.

April 01, 2014 01:47 PM

World Hosting Days Open-Xchange veröffentlicht OX Spreadsheet - Computerwoche


World Hosting Days Open-Xchange veröffentlicht OX Spreadsheet
Computerwoche
Die erste Version kann allerdings nur das XML-Format von Microsoft Excel (.xslx), die Unterstützung für OpenDocument (ODF) soll "in wenigen Monaten" folgen. Foto: Open-Xchange. Beim UI zeigt OX Spreadsheet nur die am häufigsten genutzten Funktionen ...

April 01, 2014 12:32 PM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - ITworld.com


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
ITworld.com
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

and more »

April 01, 2014 11:55 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - InfoWorld


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
InfoWorld
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

and more »

April 01, 2014 11:51 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - Australian Techworld


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
Australian Techworld
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

and more »

April 01, 2014 11:50 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - Good Gear Guide


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
Good Gear Guide
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

and more »

April 01, 2014 11:46 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - PCWorld.co.nz


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
PCWorld.co.nz
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

and more »

April 01, 2014 11:44 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - Network World


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
Network World
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

April 01, 2014 11:27 AM

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite - PCWorld


Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite
PCWorld
Support for the Open Document Format (ODF) is forthcoming, probably within the next three months, a company spokesman said. This release of OX Spreadsheet focuses on round-trip editing, entering data, keyboard shortcuts, calculating, formatting and ...

April 01, 2014 11:21 AM

March 31, 2014

Google News

Nicht nur für Computerfreaks : Linux parallel zu Microsoft Windows installieren - N24


Nicht nur für Computerfreaks : Linux parallel zu Microsoft Windows installieren
N24
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

and more »

March 31, 2014 08:25 PM

Nicht nur für Computerfreaks : Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - N24


Nicht nur für Computerfreaks : Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
N24
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

March 31, 2014 04:52 PM

An Antic Disposition

ODF 1.2 Submitted to ISO

Last Wednesday, March 26th, on Document Freedom Day, OASIS submitted Open Document Format 1.2 standard to the ISO/IEC JTC1 Secretariat for transposition to an International Standard under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure.

If you recall, the PAS procedure is what we used back in 2005 when ODF 1.0 was submitted to ISO and was approved as ISO/IEC 26300.  ODF 1.1 used a different procedure and was processed as an amendment to ISO/IEC 26300.  Since ODF 1.2 is a much larger delta to the previous version it makes sense to take it through the PAS procedure again.

The PAS transposition process starts with a two month “translation period” when National Bodies may translate the ODF 1.2 specification if they wish.  This is then followed by a three-month ballot.   Following a successful ballot any comments received are reviewed by all stakeholders and resolutions determined at a Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM).

I am notoriously bad at predicting the pace of standards development, but if you add up the steps of the process, this looks like a ballot ending in Q4 and a BRM around year’s end.

by Rob at March 31, 2014 03:50 PM

Google News

Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - Verivox


Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
Verivox
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

March 31, 2014 12:22 PM

Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - Leipziger Volkszeitung


Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
Leipziger Volkszeitung
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

March 31, 2014 11:48 AM

Computer: Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - FOCUS Online


FOCUS Online

Computer: Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
FOCUS Online
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

March 31, 2014 11:33 AM

Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - Brunsbütteler Rundschau


Brunsbütteler Rundschau

Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
Brunsbütteler Rundschau
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

and more »

March 31, 2014 11:18 AM

Computer Linux parallel zu Windows installieren - Süddeutsche.de


Computer Linux parallel zu Windows installieren
Süddeutsche.de
Damit das funktioniert, sollten Nutzer ihre Dateien in einem ungeschützten und möglichst populären Format speichern. Bei Dokumenten ist das zum Beispiel ODF, bei Bildern PNG oder JPG. Im Detail kann es dabei allerdings Probleme geben, weil die ...

March 31, 2014 11:16 AM

March 29, 2014

FreeCode

Calligra 2.8.1

Calligra is an integrated suite of applications that cover office, creative, and management needs. It offers applications on both desktop computers and mobile platforms like tablets and smartphones. OpenDocument Format (ODF) is used, making it compatible with OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and Microsoft Office. Calligra Suite contains the following applications: Calligra Words (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheets), Stage (presentations), Flow (diagrams and flowcharts), Kexi (visual database creator), Braindump (note taking), Plan (project management), Krita (drawing), and Karbon (vector graphics).

Release Notes: This release contains a few important bugfixes in Kexi, Krita, Flow, and Words applications.

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Release Tags: Stable, major bug fixes

Tags: KDE, Qt, Office, Office Suites, Office/Business, ODF, OpenDocument Format, Word Processors, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Flowcharts, diagrams, Databases, drawing, Graphics, project management

Licenses: GPL, GPLv2, LGPL

by Jure Repinc at March 29, 2014 12:23 PM

March 28, 2014

Planet KDE

Calligra 2.8.1 Released

The Calligra team has released version 2.8.1, the first of the bugfix releases of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active in the 2.8 series. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.8.0 and we recommend everybody to update.

Bugfixes in This Release

Here is an overview of the most important fixes. There are several others that are not mentioned here.

Kexi

  • Bug 332329: do not remove table prefix when it is needed.
  • Bug 332293: fix crash on exporting reports as spread sheet document
  • Added ‘NOT LIKE’ SQL operator support in kexi queries.
  • Bug 331613: fixes sorting tables in the CSV import dialog.

Krita

  • Fix memory leaks.
  • Fix loading and executing macros.
  • Save single-layer CMYK images correctly to PSD.
  • Bug 331805: do not let the selection grow bigger than the image on invert.
  • Bug 329945: fix the Unsharp Mask filter to not be applied with an offset.
  • Fix tablet support on MacOS.
  • Bug 322022: fix Mirror Mode in Color Smudge and Filter ops.
  • Bug 331775: make the Wrap-tool handles less obstructive.
  • Bug 332070: do not crash when selecting a template with a stylus doubleclick.
  • Bug 331950: mark the document as modified when changing layer properties.
  • Bug 331890: fix loading of multilayered PSD files.
  • Fix crash in pixellize filter.
  • Fix artefacts in the emboss filter.
  • Bug 331702: fix crash when saving 16 bits/channel PSD.
  • Fix crash in oilpaint filter.

Flow

  • Add stencils icon generation.

Words

  • Do not use calligrawords for plain-text files.

Try It Out

About Calligra

Calligra is part of the applications from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org/.

by Calligra News at March 28, 2014 08:23 PM

March 27, 2014

Google News

FSFE alla UE: basta con i software Microsoft - WebNews


FSFE alla UE: basta con i software Microsoft
WebNews
Ancora più grave la decisione di legarsi strettamente all'azienda di Redmond, utilizzando il formato OOXML (Office Open XML) per lo scambio dei documenti, invece di ODF (Open Document Format), nonostante la stessa Commissione Europea avesse ...

March 27, 2014 11:48 AM

March 26, 2014

Apache Foundation

Document Freedom Day

large_document_freedom_day.jpeg

What is Document Freedom Day?

Document Freedom Day, the last Wednesday in March, is a global celebration of open standards, especially ones that are used in your documents.  At Apache OpenOffice, we're strong supporters of open standards and we're pleased to join in this year's celebration.  But we're much more than passive supporters of open standards.  We're also active implementers of open standards, and several of our project volunteers serve on standards committees as well.

What is an Open Standard? 

There are many definitions of "open standard", some of which are summarized on this Wikipedia page.  But the central idea is that an open standard is a standard that 1) is developed in an open, consensus based standardization process, and 2) does not require royalty payments in order to implement. 

Why are Open Standards important?

  • The use of open standards makes your software less expensive, since the authors of the code do not need to pay royalties. Free software, including open source software, would be nearly impossible to create without open standards.
  • Open standards promote widespread adoption and interoperability.
  • Open standards encourage a market where vendors compete based on features and quality, rather than rely on vendor lock-in.
  • Open standards put you in control of your documents and your data.

Open standards are what the World Wide Web was built upon, and this openness was essential to its success.  Tim Berners-Lee explained why was so in a 2007 interview:

It was the standardization around HTML that allowed the web to take off. It was not only the fact that it is standard, but the fact that it’s open and the fact that it is royalty-free.

So what we saw on top of the web was a huge diversity and different business which are built on top of the web given that it is an open platform.

If HTML had not been free, if it had been proprietary technology, then there would have been the business of actually selling HTML and the competing JTML, LTML, MTML products. Because we wouldn’t have had the open platform, we would have had competition for these various different browser platforms, but we wouldn’t have had the web. We wouldn’t have had everything growing on top of it.

So I think it very important that as we move on to new spaces … we must keep the same openness we that had before. We must keep an open internet platform, keep the standards for the presentation languages common and royalty free. So that means, yes, we need standards, because the money, the excitement is not competing over the technology at that level. The excitement is in the businesses and the applications that you built on top of the web platform.

How is Apache OpenOffice involved in Open Standards?

We're involved in two ways.   First, we're an implementer of several key open standards, including:

  • Open Document Format (ODF), the ISO-approved standard for office documents.  ODF is the default document format in OpenOffice.
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), the W3C standard for vector graphics.
  • Portable Document Format (PDF), the ISO-approved standard for fixed-layout document representations.
  • Mathematical Markup Language (MathML), the W3C standard for representing mathematical equations.

Secondly, many of our volunteers are actively involved in the creation and maintenance of open standards, especially at OASIS, where the technical committee for ODF is:


  • Oliver Rainer-Wittman is a long-time member of the OASIS ODF Technical Committee (TC), and also participant in ODF Plugfests.
  • Dennis Hamilton is a member of the ODF TC and Secretary of the ODF Interoperability and Conformance (OIC) TC, and is active as well in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34/WG6 where the ISO version of ODF is maintained.
  • Rob Weir is Chair of the OASIS ODF TC and a frequent participant in ODF Plugfests.
  • Other OpenOffice Committers are members of the OASIS ODF TC, including Regina Henschel, Louis Suárez-Potts, Don Harbison and Michael Stahl.
  • Others at Apache are involved in ODF standardization, included Svante Schubert, Committer in the Apache ODF Toolkit Project, who is Chair of the Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee, developing enhanced change tracking support for the next version of ODF.

What can You do to help promote open standards?

  1. Use open standards wherever your application supports them.
  2. If your favorite application doesn't support open standards like ODF, write to your vendor and request that they add support.
  3. When you publish or share a document, do so in open formats like ODF or PDF.


by robweir at March 26, 2014 03:54 AM

March 24, 2014

Google News

Behörden für gemeinsame Verbesserung von LibreOffice und Apache OpenOffice - Online PC


Behörden für gemeinsame Verbesserung von LibreOffice und Apache OpenOffice
Online PC
Neuerungen beim Versand von Serienbriefen, der Abschnittverwaltung und den Vorlagen für Writer und Calc sollen zu noch besseren Open Source Büroautomatisations-Lösungen führen. Ausserdem soll der Open Document Format (ODF) Standard zur ...

March 24, 2014 09:39 PM

Parlamento Europeo: svolta open source - Bitmat


Parlamento Europeo: svolta open source
Bitmat
Quest'ultima via sembra essere quella intrapresa dal Parlamento Europeo che, secondo il parlamentare Indrek Tarand, utilizzerà Debian nei propri sistemi e i vari documenti saranno realizzati nel formato ODF (Open Document Format). Non si tratta della ...

March 24, 2014 07:28 AM

March 23, 2014

ODF Wikipedia Page

116.233.91.64: /* Worldwide adoption */ Hong Kong moved to subnational level.

Worldwide adoption: Hong Kong moved to subnational level.

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* [[Assam]] ([[India]])
 
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* [[Hong Kong]] ([[China]])
 
* [[Kerala]] ([[India]])
 
* [[Kerala]] ([[India]])
 
* [[Massachusetts]] ([[United States]])<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Massachusetts-Verdict-MS-Office-Formats-Out/|title=Massachusetts Verdict: MS Office Formats Out|date=24 September 2005|publisher=eWeek|accessdate=23 October 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Massachusetts]] ([[United States]])<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Massachusetts-Verdict-MS-Office-Formats-Out/|title=Massachusetts Verdict: MS Office Formats Out|date=24 September 2005|publisher=eWeek|accessdate=23 October 2012}}</ref>

by 116.233.91.64 at March 23, 2014 07:26 AM

March 21, 2014

Google News

Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) - Thomson Reuters Foundation


Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
She mobilised the villagers in her Local Government Area and even though the project has not fully started blossoming, she has ensured that her village is already ODF (Open Defecation Free). She has encouraged the villagers to build pour flush toilets ...

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March 21, 2014 08:24 AM

Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) - Thomson Reuters Foundation


Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
She mobilised the villagers in her Local Government Area and even though the project has not fully started blossoming, she has ensured that her village is already ODF (Open Defecation Free). She has encouraged the villagers to build pour flush toilets ...

and more »

March 21, 2014 08:24 AM

Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) - Thomson Reuters Foundation


Women show the way in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
She mobilised the villagers in her Local Government Area and even though the project has not fully started blossoming, she has ensured that her village is already ODF (Open Defecation Free). She has encouraged the villagers to build pour flush toilets ...

March 21, 2014 08:22 AM

Европарламент может перейти на Open Document Format и свободное ПО - Telegraf.by


Telegraf.by

Европарламент может перейти на Open Document Format и свободное ПО
Telegraf.by
После того, как власти Великобритании приняли решение о переходе на использование открытого формата документов Open Document Format (ODF) в государственных учреждениях, несколько членов Европейского парламента решили ...

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March 21, 2014 06:24 AM

March 20, 2014

Google News

Европарламентът гледа към свободния софтуер - Tech News


Европарламентът гледа към свободния софтуер
Tech News
Европейският парламент може да премине към свободен софтуер и използване на формат за документи ODF (Open Document Format), подобно на Великобритания, която реши да възприеме ODF в държавната администрация. Предложението ...

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March 20, 2014 08:48 PM

Европарламентът гледа към свободния софтуер - Tech News


Европарламентът гледа към свободния софтуер
Tech News
Европейският парламент може да премине към свободен софтуер и използване на формат за документи ODF (Open Document Format), подобно на Великобритания, която реши да възприеме ODF в държавната администрация. Предложението ...

and more »

March 20, 2014 08:48 PM

European Union in talks to move to the Open Document Format - Muktware


Muktware

European Union in talks to move to the Open Document Format
Muktware
UK government recently spoke about making the switch to open document format (ODF). Following suit, a few members of the European parliament is in favour of going the ODF way too. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. The European Union is still ...

March 20, 2014 12:52 PM

Европарламент может перейти на Open Document Format и свободное ПО - 3DNews


3DNews

Европарламент может перейти на Open Document Format и свободное ПО
3DNews
После того, как власти Великобритании решили перейти на использование открытого формата документов Open Document Format (ODF) в государственных учреждениях, несколько членов Европейского парламента сейчас пытаются сделать то ...

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March 20, 2014 12:37 PM

March 17, 2014

FreeCode

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 3.3.8

DataNucleus AccessPlatform is a standards-compliant Java persistence product. It is fully compliant with the JDO1, JDO2, JDO2.1, JDO2.2, JDO3, JPA1, JPA2 and JPA2.1 Java standards, and provides a REST API. It complies with the OGC Simple Feature Spec for persistence of geospatial Java types. It allows access to all popular RDBMS available today, together with the MongoDB, LDAP, NeoDatis, JSON, Excel/ODF spreadsheets, XML, BigTable, HBase, and Neo4j databases.

Release Notes: A bug in RDBMS bulk-fetch with ordering was fixed. Lookup of object by identity was improved to minimize database lookups. A bug in XML indenting was fixed. A bug in handling of TypeConverters was fixed. A bug was fixed in disabling of the L2 cache for a PM/EM.

Screenshot

Release Tags: JDO, JPA

Tags: Database, API, ORM, JDO, JPA, Persistence

Licenses: Apache 2.0

by DataNucleus at March 17, 2014 09:38 PM

March 16, 2014

Google News

What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned - Jezebel


What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned
Jezebel
On the four-hour road trip from Nepalgunj, the location of the nearest airport, we encountered signs in Nepali, declaring villages to be ODF (open-defecation-free), meaning that they now have adequate toilets. But many do not: 15 million people in ...

and more »

March 16, 2014 06:01 PM

Ditch the shoebox for a vault: How to preserve your digital life for decades - Digital Trends


Digital Trends

Ditch the shoebox for a vault: How to preserve your digital life for decades
Digital Trends
To preserve documents long-term, it's best to break them out of proprietary formats (like Photoshop and Microsoft Office's .doc and .xls) to Open Document Format (ODF), Open XML, or perhaps PDF. Photographers should consider saving images in original ...

March 16, 2014 12:11 AM

March 13, 2014

ODF Wikipedia Page

Jesant13: I removed a period.

I removed a period.

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*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
   
On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix. (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
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On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
   
 
*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>
 
*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>

by Jesant13 at March 13, 2014 10:34 PM

Google News

ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words - LXer (press release)


ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words
LXer (press release)
My last post – Why Johnny Can't Format [a book] - attracted enough attention (over 900 reads so far, plus many comments, tweets, and other social media pass-along) that I thought those that read it might want to learn more about the standards war I ...

March 13, 2014 12:18 PM

March 12, 2014

Charles H. Schulz

Document Freedom Matters

As the Document Freedom Day is approaching I realized that we don’t push ODF and open standards as loudly as before. Certainly most of the battles for the mind and market share are past, at least when it comes to office file formats. But the recent public consultation of the UK government brought back some of the most crucial issues surrounding ODF and it’s useful, I think, to check where stand these days on these matters. dove-logo-2012

Shortly after OOXML had been given the ISO label in the weirdrest and most outrageous way, a representative from Microsoft spoke at an IT conference in Brussels and bluntly declared “ODF has won”. Well, it is true in the sense that the OOXML standardization process had highlighted the -probably terminal- inability of the ISO to tackle IT standards and transparency in an effective way. In this sense indeed, ODF had won the “moral” battle. On the other hand, Microsoft had reached its main goal: to get the ISO’s stamp of approval on the half-baked OOXML specification. What it never achieved however, was the actual mass adoption of OOXML by the users of Microsoft Office and beyond. What’s that you say? OOXML has not reached mass adoption? Well, the actual specification, the standard, has not actually been implemented as the default file format until MS Office 2013, and yet, as an odd, end of the list option called “OOXML – strict”; OOXML – Transitional being a rubberstamp for every undocumented and unpublished sub-spec and binary blob necessary for Microsoft Office’s secret sauce to work its magic.

Of course, it is sad, yet true, to notitce that the mass adoption of ODF has failed until now, and that most companies and government use Microsoft file formats (xml based or not) as their default format. This alone would be enough to claim we haven’t moved an inch closer to true document freedom. At the same time, the IT and the way we use software and data has changed in 5-6 years.

More and more data
Data, big and small has become the new black. It’s all about data these days, and yet amidst all of it, the world does not seem to care a lot about digital documents. Any true reality check would have anyone notice that office suites are used everywhere, not less, not more, but in addition to any online collaborative, social and multi-device service and platform outt here. But most of this data is not wrapped in an office document format though: the office document is an aging, yet useful metaphor that is currently not explored too much. In this sense, the mission statement of OOXML goes against the wind: a standard to represent and encapsulate the information and its representation contained in proprietary documents is not a solution. It’s one more layer of complexity: better open up all the specs of the former proprietary file formats instead!

No growth in the ODF ecosystem
Like it or not, there has not been that much investment in the ODF ecosystem. Of course, work on the further development of the ODF specification has continued at the OASIS Consortium. But that alone is not enough. Once you have about 4 office suites implementing ODF in an good or excellent fashion, you need tools, and you need middleware. I know a few tools, some of which my former company, Ars Aperta, has contributed to, but you also need middleware such as content management systems, specific application servers, data busses, etc. to implement and support ODF. Beyond that, you need good mobile support for ODF. To this day, this has not happened yet. Although I know of serious attempts, this is just not available and won’t be, I guess, until the Document Foundation releases its own ODF viewever for Android and iOS, which is thankfully actively developed. Once you have all this, entities migrating to suites like LibreOffice need to have an actual document exchange policy that takes into account exchanges inside the organization and outside of it. Most of the migrations I know of do not integrate this and as a result I have heard of successful migrations to LibreOffice with no or only partial document migration to ODF.   In a nutshell, ODF is no icebreaker. It is an asset, it is an opportunity and a great standard for office file formats, keeping your data safe, accessible for edition, consultation and archival. This alone is a major advantage. But what was seen as the strategic weapon against Microsoft dominance on the market seems to have failed.

Reasons to hope and fight for
In all this rather grim description, one can wonder why we even have a Document Freedom Day at all. It is perhaps important to realize, first of all, that this is not a grim picture. The very fact that the ODF ecosystem stands the way it does today and has survived until today in the face of aversity and corporate friction (monopolistic practices, poor procurement policies, Sun’s acquisition by Oracle, etc.) is the living proof of the ODF’s ecosystem resilience and strength. Second, ODF is being adopted in many places around the globe, and it works. The Brazilian Government, entire parts of the German public sector including the famous migration of the City of Munich, the French Gendarmerie, the Portuguese and Italian Governments and other public sector agencies all around Europe, as well as small and large companies here and there do use ODF. You can send letters in ODF to most of the European public sector including the European Institutions and they will be read and handled just like .doc or .docx formats. What this means is that while ODF may not have won over proprietary formats we now have a growing place and use for opens standards like ODF. And as the current IT trends towards the reuse and digitization of cultural and public data go, the open data movement as well as major projects such as the Preforma FP7 project are true opportunities for growth, change, software and document freedom.
Last but not least, the advent of the LibreOffice project is probably one of the best news for the advancement of ODF. Because it was succesful in getting rid of the corporate overlords dominating the old OpenOffice.org project, LibreOffice managed to set up an increadibly fast growing project and community that managed to develop innovative features that ultimately benefited ODF and software freedom as a whole. But we cannot stop there.

Software Freedom matters, today perhaps more than ever. We need to regain control of our software, of our data, where it goes, what it says about us, whether we will be able to use this data in 30 years from now  and what we can do with it today. We need Software Freedom and we need Document Freedom. Let’s fight for them.

by Charles at March 12, 2014 04:16 PM

Google News

Apache OpenOffice Beta 4.1.0 - PC Advisor


Apache OpenOffice Beta 4.1.0
PC Advisor
OpenOffice also saves your documents in the open document format (ODF) meaning that they can be opened within other office suites, even Office itself. Version 4.1, which is currently in beta, comes with the following significant changes: - Mac OS X ...

and more »

March 12, 2014 08:27 AM

March 11, 2014

Google News

What is life like when your period means you are shunned by society? - New Statesman


New Statesman

What is life like when your period means you are shunned by society?
New Statesman
On the four-hour road trip from Nepalgunj, the location of the nearest airport, we encountered signs in Nepali, declaring villages to be ODF (open-defecation-free), meaning that they now have adequate toilets. But many do not: 15 million people in ...

and more »

March 11, 2014 11:31 AM

March 07, 2014

FreeCode

Calligra 2.8

Calligra is an integrated suite of applications that cover office, creative, and management needs. It offers applications on both desktop computers and mobile platforms like tablets and smartphones. OpenDocument Format (ODF) is used, making it compatible with OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and Microsoft Office. Calligra Suite contains the following applications: Calligra Words (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheets), Stage (presentations), Flow (diagrams and flowcharts), Kexi (visual database creator), Braindump (note taking), Plan (project management), Krita (drawing), and Karbon (vector graphics).

Release Notes: Major new features in this release are comments support in Author and Words, improved Pivot tables in Sheets, and improved stability and the ability to open hyperlinks in Kexi. Flow introduces SVG-based stencils. There are many new features in Krita, including touchscreen support and a wraparound painting mode for the creation of textures and tiles.

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Release Tags: Stable, major bug fixes, Major feature enchancements

Tags: KDE, Qt, Office, Office Suites, Office/Business, ODF, OpenDocument Format, Word Processors, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Flowcharts, diagrams, Databases, drawing, Graphics, project management

Licenses: GPL, GPLv2, LGPL

by Jure Repinc at March 07, 2014 03:28 AM

March 05, 2014

Planet KDE

Calligra 2.8 is Out

Packages for the release of KDE's document suite Calligra 2.8 are available for Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and 13.10. You can get it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA (alongside KDE SC 4.12). They are also in our development release.

by Kubuntu News at March 05, 2014 10:37 PM

Calligra 2.8 Released

The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the release of version 2.8 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of commits which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes.

News in This Release

Calligra 2.8 contains a number of new features. Here is an excerpt of the most important ones.

Words, the word processing application, and Author, the writer’s application, both gained support for comments in the document.

Adding comments in Calligra Author 2.8

Adding comments in Calligra Author 2.8

Sheets, the spreadsheet application, has improved support for pivot tables.

Pivot table in Calligra Sheets 2.8

Pivot table in Calligra Sheets 2.8

For Kexi, the visual database creator, 2.8 version is focused on improving quality of existing features. Thanks to close collaboration with users, about 30 issues has been identified and corrected. The only new feature is ability to open hyperlinks in forms. But the big news is that the app is now available to build and run on Windows for the first time in 2.x series.

Query Designer of Kexi 2.8 on Microsoft Windows

Query Designer of Kexi 2.8 on Microsoft Windows

Flow, the diagram editor, has new support for SVG based stencils.

Stencils based on SVG files in Flow 2.8

Stencils based on SVG files in Flow 2.8

Krita, the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists provides a very exciting release! There are many new features, among them a new high-quality scaling mode for the OpenGL canvas, G’Mic integration, a wraparound painting mode for easy creation of textures and tiles, support for touch screens.

Switching between touch and desktop mode of Krita Gemini

Switching between touch and desktop mode of Krita Gemini

Krita Sketch 2.8 running on tablet

Krita Sketch 2.8 running on tablet

The 2.8 release also features two new applications based on Krita: Krita Sketch, aimed at tablets and Krita Gemini, which can switch between desktop and tablet mode at the press of a button. The full set of improvements is huge! Krita has made its own release announcement on krita.org, which is well worth looking at. Krita 2.8 will also be available for Windows.

There are also some general improvements in all apps. It is now possible to copy and paste any shape between any documents in Calligra applications. Moreover, copying and pasting of images and rich text is now more advanced.

Try It Out

Download small

The source code of the release is available for download here: calligra-2.8.0.tar.xz.
Translations to many languages are here and MD5 sums here.
Alternatively, you can download binaries for many Linux distributions and for Windows.

About the Calligra Suite

The Calligra Suite is part of the applications from the KDE community.
For more information visit http://www.calligra.org.

 

by Calligra News at March 05, 2014 08:00 PM

ODF Wikipedia Page

195.135.221.2: /* Software */ skydrive is now onedrive

Software: skydrive is now onedrive

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*[[Microsoft Office 2010]]
 
*[[Microsoft Office 2010]]
 
*[[Microsoft Office 2013]]
 
*[[Microsoft Office 2013]]
*[[Microsoft SkyDrive]] / [[Office Web Apps]]<ref>{{cite web|last=Foley |first=Mary Jo |url=http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-adds-odf-support-url-shortening-to-its-skydrive-storage-service/12480 |title=Microsoft adds ODF support, URL shortening to its SkyDrive storage service |publisher=ZDNet |date=17 April 2012 |accessdate=13 August 2012}}</ref>
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*[[Microsoft OneDrive]] / [[Office Web Apps]]<ref>{{cite web|last=Foley |first=Mary Jo |url=http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-adds-odf-support-url-shortening-to-its-skydrive-storage-service/12480 |title=Microsoft adds ODF support, URL shortening to its SkyDrive storage service |publisher=ZDNet |date=17 April 2012 |accessdate=13 August 2012}}</ref>
 
*[[NeoOffice]]
 
*[[NeoOffice]]
 
*[[Okular]]
 
*[[Okular]]

by 195.135.221.2 at March 05, 2014 04:24 PM

March 04, 2014

Google News

Phone disappoints galactic expectations - Bangkok Post


Phone disappoints galactic expectations
Bangkok Post
The UK is moving towards the Open Document Format (ODF) as the official government standard and Microsoft is not happy as this takes their DOCX format out of the equation. Microsoft has had their own OpenXML or Office Open XML (OOXML) since 2007 ...

March 04, 2014 05:53 PM

March 03, 2014

FreeCode

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 4.0.0 M1

DataNucleus AccessPlatform is a standards-compliant Java persistence product. It is fully compliant with the JDO1, JDO2, JDO2.1, JDO2.2, JDO3, JPA1, JPA2 and JPA2.1 Java standards, and provides a REST API. It complies with the OGC Simple Feature Spec for persistence of geospatial Java types. It allows access to all popular RDBMS available today, together with the MongoDB, LDAP, NeoDatis, JSON, Excel/ODF spreadsheets, XML, BigTable, HBase, and Neo4j databases.

Release Notes: Major refactoring was performed. Support for Cassandra was added. Support for transaction savepoints was added. Support for schema create/delete was added (where allowed by the datastore). Improvements to id lookup were made. Support for connection retention with RDBMS was added. Bugs in RDBMS bulk-fetch, TypeConverter handling, PK bytecode generation, and XML indenting were fixed.

Screenshot

Release Tags: JDO, JPA, Persistence, Cassandra

Tags: Database, API, ORM, JDO, JPA, Persistence

Licenses: Apache 2.0

by DataNucleus at March 03, 2014 08:05 PM

February 28, 2014

Google News

Cos'è l'ODF - Fastweb.it


Fastweb.it

Cos'è l'ODF
Fastweb.it
Quando si parla di ODF (acronimo di Open Document Format , “Formato Aperto per Documenti”, conosciuto anche come OpenDocument) è un formato file basato sul linguaggio di markup XML per fogli di lavoro, documenti di testo, presentazioni e database.

February 28, 2014 05:14 PM

Cabinet Office extends Open Document Format talks - Inquirer


Cabinet Office extends Open Document Format talks
Inquirer
Google's, for example, takes the approach of supporting the ODF standard. "Google supports the use of ODF as an open document format. ODF is an international open standard free to implement by all software developers without restrictions," wrote Vint ...

February 28, 2014 01:08 PM

CarelessDotData: 'The state is not going to do dastardly things' with your ... - Register


CarelessDotData: 'The state is not going to do dastardly things' with your ...
Register
Also in Britain this week, citizens have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by Microsoft in the Open Document Format row. The UK Cabinet Office is considering adopting the ODF as the official standard for government documents and the software giant ...

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February 28, 2014 12:44 PM

« Migrer d'Android à Windows Phone sera facile » assure Microsoft - La Tribune.fr


« Migrer d'Android à Windows Phone sera facile » assure Microsoft
La Tribune.fr
Formats Office non interopérables --> usage du PDF en cross format.... ou ODF parce que ça passe partout. Windows veut faire du mobile.... OK mais pas besoin de migrer. WinOX a répondu le 27/02/2014 à 23:58: Windows ne deviendra crédible que lorsque ...

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February 28, 2014 11:41 AM

February 27, 2014

Planet KDE

Krita 2.8 (Beta3) is now in Krita Lime!

As you may already know for some reasons the release of Calligra 2.8, which should have happened on the last Wednesday, was postponed for at least a week. That is sad but we could do nothing with it :(

But Krita team didn't want to let its users down! So we created our own packages based on the 2.8 release branch and published them on Krita Lime! Now you can not only install 'krita-testing' package, which is based on quite unstable master branch, but also 'krita-2.8' package, which is almost exactly the same thing which is going to be published in a week as Krita 2.8! :)

To install the stable Krita packages for any still supported Ubuntu distro (Precise, Quantal or Saucy) you need to do a couple of steps:
  1. Check that you don't have any original calligra or krita packages provided by your distribution or project-neon (if you have one, the installer will report you about a conflict)
  2. Add the PPA to repositories list:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita
  3. Update the cache:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Krita 2.8:
    sudo sudo apt-get install krita-2.8 krita-2.8-dbg
We've also prepared new packages for Windows users:
For 64-bit: Krita_x64_2.7.9.12
and 32-bit: Krita_x86_2.7.9.12

    by Dmitry Kazakov (dmitryK) at February 27, 2014 08:31 PM

    Google News

    Two Extended Consultations, Two Important Opportunities - ComputerworldUK (blog)


    Two Extended Consultations, Two Important Opportunities
    ComputerworldUK (blog)
    You can download the main questionnaire (in ODF format if you wish, others also available) from the consultation home page and fill it in directly before submitting it via email to markt-copyright-consultation@ec.europa.eu. Here are my two columns on ...

    February 27, 2014 03:13 PM

    Two Extended Consultations, Two Important Opportunities - ComputerworldUK (blog)


    Two Extended Consultations, Two Important Opportunities
    ComputerworldUK (blog)
    You can download the main questionnaire (in ODF format if you wish, others also available) from the consultation home page and fill it in directly before submitting it via email to markt-copyright-consultation@ec.europa.eu. Here are my two columns on ...

    February 27, 2014 03:13 PM

    Now comes the acid test for the government's open standards policy - ComputerWeekly.com (blog)


    Now comes the acid test for the government's open standards policy
    ComputerWeekly.com (blog)
    The responses are overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed use of ODF as the standard for documents - a format support by Microsoft Office, and by plenty of other non-Microsoft applications. The controversy arises from the omission of OOXML - the ...

    and more »

    February 27, 2014 11:22 AM

    February 26, 2014

    Google News

    LibreOffice: ignore Microsoft's "nonsense" on government's open source plans - PC Pro


    LibreOffice: ignore Microsoft's "nonsense" on government's open source plans
    PC Pro
    A spokesman for the Document Foundation, the organisation behind LibreOffice, claimed Microsoft had opposed the government's adoption of open file formats, such as the open document format (ODF), because of the potential impact on Microsoft Office ...

    and more »

    February 26, 2014 10:17 AM

    Microsoft exhorte le gouvernement britannique à ne pas imposer ODF comme ... - Developpez.com


    Microsoft exhorte le gouvernement britannique à ne pas imposer ODF comme ...
    Developpez.com
    Dans une lettre ouverte (au format docx), Michael Van der Bel, responsable de la division britannique de Microsoft, estime que le service public devrait avoir le droit de choisir entre ODF et OpenXML. « Imposer un standard ouvert pour les documents ...

    February 26, 2014 09:24 AM

    February 25, 2014

    ODF Wikipedia Page

    145.53.134.197: Add webodf.

    Add webodf.

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    *[[SoftMaker Office]]
     
    *[[SoftMaker Office]]
     
    *[[Sun Microsystems]] [[StarOffice]]
     
    *[[Sun Microsystems]] [[StarOffice]]
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    *[[WebODF]]
     
    *[[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
     
    *[[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
     
    *[[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />
     
    *[[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />

    by 145.53.134.197 at February 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    Cpiral: /* Standardization */ spell out OASIS on 1st use, link 6th of its 13 occurances

    Standardization: spell out OASIS on 1st use, link 6th of its 13 occurances

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    {{Main|OpenDocument standardization}}
     
    {{Main|OpenDocument standardization}}
       
    The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the [[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]] industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS Standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules.
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    The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]] industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS Standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules.
       
     
    After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
     
    After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
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    Further standardization work with OpenDocument includes:
     
    Further standardization work with OpenDocument includes:
    *The OASIS Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
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    *The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
     
    *'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
     
    *'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
     
    *'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' was approved as an OASIS Committee Specification on {{date|2011-03-17|iso}} and as an OASIS Standard on {{date|2011-09-29|iso}}.<ref>[http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/201103/msg00089.html OASIS office message: Ballot for CS approval of ODF Version 1.2 has passed]</ref><ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. In October 2011, the OASIS ODF Technical Committee expected to "start the process of submitting ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 soon".<ref name="odf12" /> In May 2012, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 members reported that ''after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress''.<ref>{{citation |url=http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1777.pdf |title=Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6, 2012-05-23 |format=PDF |quote=Patrick Durusau reported that, after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress. It is not yet know when the submission will be ready ... |accessdate=21 October 2012}}</ref> In 2013, the members of the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee have requested that OASIS submit the ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 for approval as a proposed International Standard under JTC's "Publicly Available Specification" (PAS) transposition procedure.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/member-review-of-proposed-submission-of-odf-v1-2-to-iso-iec-jtc1 |title=Member Review of Proposed Submission of ODF v1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 |date=2013-08-19 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
     
    *'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' was approved as an OASIS Committee Specification on {{date|2011-03-17|iso}} and as an OASIS Standard on {{date|2011-09-29|iso}}.<ref>[http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/201103/msg00089.html OASIS office message: Ballot for CS approval of ODF Version 1.2 has passed]</ref><ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. In October 2011, the OASIS ODF Technical Committee expected to "start the process of submitting ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 soon".<ref name="odf12" /> In May 2012, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 members reported that ''after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress''.<ref>{{citation |url=http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1777.pdf |title=Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6, 2012-05-23 |format=PDF |quote=Patrick Durusau reported that, after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress. It is not yet know when the submission will be ready ... |accessdate=21 October 2012}}</ref> In 2013, the members of the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee have requested that OASIS submit the ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 for approval as a proposed International Standard under JTC's "Publicly Available Specification" (PAS) transposition procedure.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/member-review-of-proposed-submission-of-odf-v1-2-to-iso-iec-jtc1 |title=Member Review of Proposed Submission of ODF v1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 |date=2013-08-19 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>

    by Cpiral at February 25, 2014 10:45 AM

    Google News

    Office 365 Migration Best Practices - DZone News


    Office 365 Migration Best Practices
    DZone News
    While some are considering ODF platforms, others may be more comfortable with a format they already (somewhat) know. The following article is intended to address some best practices for those SMBs migrating to Office 365. First, Office 365 is intended ...

    February 25, 2014 07:21 AM

    February 24, 2014

    Google News

    News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction! - LinuxInsider.com


    News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction!
    LinuxInsider.com
    "This isn't about switching to open source software, but to a format widely and well-supported by open source office formats," noted blogger Chris Travers. "The government could continue to run Microsoft Office, but the preferred data format would be ODF.

    February 24, 2014 10:42 PM

    News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction! - LinuxInsider.com


    News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction!
    LinuxInsider.com
    "This isn't about switching to open source software, but to a format widely and well-supported by open source office formats," noted blogger Chris Travers. "The government could continue to run Microsoft Office, but the preferred data format would be ODF.

    February 24, 2014 10:42 PM

    Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate? - Network World


    Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate?
    Network World
    My own preferences aside (I'm a bit advocate of using the ODF), standardizing on one file format (even one that is an Open Standard) has both benefits and disadvantages. And both sides lay them out quite well. (You can read Microsoft's response to ...

    February 24, 2014 09:32 PM

    Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate? - Network World (blog)


    Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate?
    Network World (blog)
    My own preferences aside (I'm a bit advocate of using the ODF), standardizing on one file format (even one that is an Open Standard) has both benefits and disadvantages. And both sides lay them out quite well. (You can read Microsoft's response to ...

    and more »

    February 24, 2014 09:32 PM

    Stand up for Open Standards - and ODF - ComputerworldUK (blog)


    Stand up for Open Standards - and ODF
    ComputerworldUK (blog)
    Around a month ago, I wrote a post about an interesting proposal from the Cabinet Office to standardise on HTML and ODF (plus a couple of minor formats) as part of its “Sharing or collaborating with government documents" project. As well as those ...
    Is Microsoft becoming an open source advocate?Network World (blog)

    all 4 news articles »

    February 24, 2014 12:29 PM

    Bureautique : Microsoft fait pression contre la standardisation ODF au Royaume ... - ZDNet


    Bureautique : Microsoft fait pression contre la standardisation ODF au Royaume ...
    ZDNet
    Microsoft va-t-il faire de nouveau usage de son influence pour freiner une initiative de l'administration britannique visant à faire d'ODF le format de référence pour tous les documents ? Une chose est apparemment certaine : la firme ne compte pas ...

    February 24, 2014 11:41 AM

    February 22, 2014

    ODF Wikipedia Page

    Rob Higgs: Removed external link www.odfalliance.org as it has had no content for years

    Removed external link www.odfalliance.org as it has had no content for years

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    * [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] Association with members around the world that promote best practices in office productivity such as OpenDocument format.
     
    * [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] Association with members around the world that promote best practices in office productivity such as OpenDocument format.
     
    * [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] Volunteer organization with members around the world to promote the adoption, use and development of the OpenDocument format.
     
    * [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] Volunteer organization with members around the world to promote the adoption, use and development of the OpenDocument format.
    * [http://www.odfalliance.org/ OpenDocument Format Alliance] The alliance works globally to educate policymakers, IT administrators and the public on the benefits and opportunities of the OpenDocument Format, to help ensure that government information, records and documents are accessible across platforms and applications, even as technologies change today and in the future.
     
     
    * [http://opendocument.xml.org/ OpenDocument XML.org] The official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300).
     
    * [http://opendocument.xml.org/ OpenDocument XML.org] The official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300).
     
    * [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee] coordinates the OpenDocument development and is the official source for specifications, schemas, etc.
     
    * [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee] coordinates the OpenDocument development and is the official source for specifications, schemas, etc.

    by Rob Higgs at February 22, 2014 08:14 AM

    Google News

    Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream - Register


    Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream
    Register
    The UK Cabinet Office is close to adopting Open Document Format (ODF) as the official standard for government documents, but it hasn't happened yet – and it won't, if Microsoft has anything to say about it. The software giant has issued an open letter ...

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    February 22, 2014 08:03 AM