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July 14, 2017

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by 92.76.192.13 at July 14, 2017 07:17 PM

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by 92.76.192.13 at July 14, 2017 07:11 PM

July 11, 2017

Slashdot

Fedora 26 Linux Distro Released

Reader BrianFagioli writes: Today, Fedora 26 sheds its pre-release status and becomes available for download as a stable release. GNOME fans are in for a big treat, as version 3.24 is default. If you stick to stable Fedora releases, this will be your first time experiencing that version of the desktop environment since it was released in March. Also new is LibreOffice 5.3, which is an indispensable suite for productivity. If you still use mp3 music files I've moved onto streaming), support should be baked in for both encoding and decoding. "The latest version of Fedora's desktop-focused edition provides new tools and features for general users as well as developers. GNOME 3.24 is offered with Fedora 26 Workstation, which includes a host of updated functionality including Night Light, an application that subtly changes screen color based on time of day to reduce effect on sleep patterns, and LibreOffice 5.3, the latest update to the popular open source office productivity suite. For developers, GNOME 3.24 provides matured versions of Builder and Flatpak to make application development for a variety of systems, including Rust and Meson, easier across the board," says the Fedora Project.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at July 11, 2017 05:22 PM

July 09, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Day against DRM

Sunday, July 9, is the Day against DRM. The Document Foundation supports the global campaign led by FSF, to raise the awareness of issues related to the so called Digital Rights Management software. As any other proprietary technology, DRM is killing user freedom of choice, and should always be avoided.

LibreOffice users are fighting a similar battle when they are promoting the ODF standard file format against the OOXML pseudo-standard, and they should be amongst the first to support the Day against DRM on social media or by educating their contacts.‌

The post Day against DRM appeared first on The Document Foundation Blog.

July 09, 2017 11:20 AM

Official TDF Blog: Day against DRM

Sunday, July 9, is the Day against DRM. The Document Foundation supports the global campaign led by FSF, to raise the awareness of issues related to the so called Digital Rights Management software. As any other proprietary technology, DRM is killing user freedom of choice, and should always be avoided.

LibreOffice users are fighting a similar battle when they are promoting the ODF standard file format against the OOXML pseudo-standard, and they should be amongst the first to support the Day against DRM on social media or by educating their contacts.‌

The post Day against DRM appeared first on The Document Foundation Blog.

July 09, 2017 10:54 AM

June 28, 2017

Google News

Ph.d.-stipendiat i journalistikk ved Høgskulen i Volda - Journalisten


Journalisten

Ph.d.-stipendiat i journalistikk ved Høgskulen i Volda
Journalisten
Vedlegg skal lastast opp som separate filer i eit format som kan leggjast ved elektronisk; PDF, PMG, JPEG, ODF, DOC. Dersom vedlegga samla overstig 15 MB, må dei komprimerast før dei vert lasta opp. Vedlegga må ha namn som samsvarar med innhaldet i ...

June 28, 2017 10:41 AM

June 23, 2017

Google News

Office 軟體到底該用哪個?各家格式標準為何? - 科技新報 TechNews


科技新報 TechNews

Office 軟體到底該用哪個?各家格式標準為何?
科技新報 TechNews
現行有兩種辦公文件國際標準,OpenDocument Format(簡稱ODF)與Office Open XML(簡稱OOXML)。ODF 是由非營利組織OpenDocument 基金會推出,在2006 年11 月成為國際標準(ISO/IEC26300),其制定主要目標是保證用戶能長期存取資料並不受技術及法律 ...

June 23, 2017 04:04 PM

Office 軟體到底該用哪個?各家格式標準為何? - 科技新報 TechNews


科技新報 TechNews

Office 軟體到底該用哪個?各家格式標準為何?
科技新報 TechNews
現行有兩種辦公文件國際標準,OpenDocument Format(簡稱ODF)與Office Open XML(簡稱OOXML)。ODF 是由非營利組織OpenDocument 基金會推出,在2006 年11 月成為國際標準(ISO/IEC26300),其制定主要目標是保證用戶能長期存取資料並不受技術及法律 ...

June 23, 2017 04:04 PM

June 15, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

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by Krauss at June 15, 2017 11:22 AM

June 09, 2017

EC Joinup

Public sector benefits from LibreOffice bug hunting

The software development community working on LibreOffice have greatly scaled up their bug-hunting efforts, using automated software test tools made available by Google. Beneficiaries include the many European public administrations that use up-to-date versions of this suite of office productivity tools.

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by Gijs Hillenius at June 09, 2017 03:08 PM

June 05, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Design with LibreOffice: Styles and Templates

Friends of OpenDocument has just released another excerpt from Bruce Byfield’s book Designing with LibreOffice, called Styles and Templates.

Styles and Templates contain most of the information on the subject included in Designing with LibreOffice, with some alterations in structure and edits for continuity. It is intended for those who want information on LibreOffice styles and templates but would prefer not to have the complete book.‌

The post Design with LibreOffice: Styles and Templates appeared first on The Document Foundation Blog.

June 05, 2017 09:25 AM

June 02, 2017

Google News

台灣/德明科大電算中心辦理「Libre Office: Writer文書軟體操作」講習 - 中央日報


中央日報

台灣/德明科大電算中心辦理「Libre Office: Writer文書軟體操作」講習
中央日報
行政院於104年6月5日,以院授發資字第1041500700號函分行「推動ODF-CNS15251為政府文件標準格式實施計畫」,希各界共同推動ODF(Open Document Format) ...

and more »

June 02, 2017 03:47 AM

May 29, 2017

HackerNews

May 27, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

TomaĹž Vajngerl: Pivot charts in LibreOffice: Final part 3

It has been a while when I posted an update on pivot charts. In the mean time I finished what was planned and iterated through cycles of needed fixes and polish. In the mean time we branched off the code for LibreOffice 5.4 and the pivot chart implementation is part of that too. If you want to try it out, you can get the LibreOffice 5.4 pre-release on the download page.

Pivot chart field button actions

Last time I explained about the buttons, but I didn't explain what action is performed when we click on them. The buttons generally have a similar function as in pivot table - to show the pivot table layout and to apply filtering of data. The filtering in the pivot table opens a non-modal windows where you can choose the filtering. For pivot charts I wanted to reuse that, so when clicking on the field button, the request is send from the Chart component back to the Calc, where the same window is shown (shown in Figure 1).

Figure 1: Pivot chart field filter

Improvements to pivot chart buttons

In previous post, the pivot chart field buttons were still very basic. Now I improved them, so they show a down arrow, so they look more like they have a pop-up action attached to them. If there is some filtering applied, then the arrow turns blue (similar to the pivot table), so it is easier to see when a field has any filter applied. 
For page fields we also show what is filtered: when nothing is filtered "- all -" is shown, when some all filtered, then "- multiple -" is shown and when only one value is not filtered, then we show that value.

ODF support and compatibility

A pivot chart is useless if we can't save it to a file and later reopen. For this it was needed to extend the ODF format. Luckily, this was relatively easy to do, as the only thing needed is the name of the pivot table that a chart links to (I added "data-pilot-source" attribute to "chart:chart" element). Everything else is already present in the existing import/export code so no additional elements were needed to recreate the exact state that was present when the document was saved. 

A bit related is also copy and paste, which uses the ODF as an intermediate format (copy saves parts to the ODF format and paste loads the format) so things like copy/paste between documents works. A difference here is that we can copy the pivot chart and paste to a different (empty) document, which doesn't have the pivot table. In this case I had to make sure that a normal chart is pasted, which uses the table internal data and not the pivot table. The table internal data is always written with the chart object even if it is not used, just for situations like this (another one is also when we copy from Calc document and paste in Writer document).

Tests

It would be really hard for me to implement this properly without tests, as they cemented the behaviour and, if they failed, I knew that probably I made a mistake or I have took a wrong approach to solve the problem. First I added a import / export tests, which just used an existing document to get the data, pivot table and already existing pivot chart. The purpose of these are to test the ODF import and export code. 
Later, I added tests which programatically add data into a sheet and create a pivot table from scratch as a set-up, then create the pivot chart and test various pivot table layouts, and assert what we expect to see in a pivot chart. This approach is better as a document is not needed, and it demonstrates that a pivot chart can be made from scratch with the available API.

Final demo

Finally, I want to show the complete demo of the pivot chart feature:



You can find the video on YouTube at the following URL: https://youtu.be/txvL1UrsQCw

Credits

Many thanks to Nantes MĂŠtropole and Ville de Nantes for making this work possible.

Read more about Nantes deployment here.

by TomaĹž Vajngerl (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2017 10:48 AM

May 25, 2017

Google News

.DOC File vs .DOCX File — What's The Difference? Which One Should I Use? - Fossbytes


Fossbytes

.DOC File vs .DOCX File — What's The Difference? Which One Should I Use?
Fossbytes
DOCX format was developed by Microsoft as a successor to DOC. In the Word 2007 update, the default extension of files was changed to DOCX. It was done due to rising competition from free and open source formats like Open Office and ODF. In DOCX, the ...

May 25, 2017 06:57 PM

May 24, 2017

Google News

North Ghorabandha declared ODF panchayat - Avenue Mail


Avenue Mail

North Ghorabandha declared ODF panchayat
Avenue Mail
ODF campaign is being conducted as part of Swach Bharat mission. The survey conducted as part of ODF campaign in the year 2012 found out that 40 families in the panchayat did not have toilets. Today the panchayat has been declared ODF after toilets ...

May 24, 2017 06:14 PM

May 20, 2017

Slashdot

New OS/2 Warp Operating System 'ArcaOS' 5.0 Released

The long-awaited modern OS/2 distribution from Arca Noae was released Monday. martiniturbide writes: ArcaOS 5.0 is an OEM distribution of IBM's discontinued OS/2 Warp operating system. ArcaOS offers a new set of drivers for ACPI, network, USB, video and mouse to run OS/2 in newer hardware. It also includes a new OS installer and open source software like Samba, Libc libraries, SDL, Qt, Firefox and OpenOffice... It's available in two editions, Personal ($129 with an introductory price of $99 for the first 90 days [and six months of support and maintenance updates]) and Commercial ($239 with one year of support and maintenance). The OS/2 community has been called upon to report supported hardware, open source any OS/2 software, make public as much OS/2 documentation as possible and post the important platform links. OS2World insists that open source has helped OS/2 in the past years and it is time to look under the hood to try to clone internal components like Control Program, Presentation Manager, SOM and Workplace Shell. By Tuesday Arca Noae was reporting "excessive traffic on the server which is impacting our ordering and delivery process," though the actual downloads of the OS were unaffected, the server load issues were soon mitigated, and they thanked OS/2 enthusiasts for a "truly overwhelming response."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at May 20, 2017 02:34 PM

May 17, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: xmlsec improvements in LibreOffice 5.4

This post summarizes the plumbing work around ODF/OOXML digital signatures that I did on LibreOffice master after the 5.3 branch-off up to now. The big thing is the integration of the libxmlsec 1.2.24 release. Among other things, this contains 2 larger changes that I contributed upstream triggered by the needs of LibreOffice:

  • The ECDSA-SHA256 feature is something I already mentioned, but I did not bother to backport the SHA1 and the SHA256 part, so those now arrived to LibreOffice as well.

  • xmlsec’s XMLSEC_KEYINFO_FLAGS_X509DATA_DONT_VERIFY_CERTS flag (while verifying signatures) was there, but its behavior was not clear (neither for nss nor for mscrypto). I’ve changed it to be in sync what you have in other commands to avoid certificate validation (like wget -k or curl -k), which means as a next step there will be one less xmlsec patch in LibreOffice that prevents us from using xmlsec from the system on Linux. (Adding tests also detected that in the nss case not using that flag also didn’t do verification by accident, this is now fixed as well.)

After the release I also noticed that creating signatures on Windows was broken, this is now fixed on xmlsec master and also backported to LibreOffice.

All this is available in LibreOffice master, towards 5.4.

May 17, 2017 07:09 AM

May 02, 2017

Google News

Locked in by choice: How European governments are handling their Microsoft addiction - ComputerWeekly.com


Locked in by choice: How European governments are handling their Microsoft addiction
ComputerWeekly.com
The document format used by Libre Office, ODF, has yet to be certified as secure by Nato. Sileo is confident that this will happen, but in the meantime, classified text documents still have to be saved in an MS format. The Italian Army still uses 20 ...

May 02, 2017 03:34 PM

April 29, 2017

EC Joinup

Nantes Métropole releases open source tool for LibreOffice transition

The French city of Nantes (Nantes Métropole) has released an open source tool used to schedule its migration to LibreOffice. The shift from proprietary software to the free and open source LibreOffice productivity suite started in 2013 and is intended to save  the administration EUR 260,000 per year. The transition was finalised in April 2016.

read more

by Cyrille CHAUSSON at April 29, 2017 01:07 PM

April 28, 2017

Slashdot

WikiLeaks Reveals the 'Snowden Stopper': CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers

schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge: As the latest installment of it's "Vault 7" series, WikiLeaks has just dropped a user manual describing a CIA project known as "Scribbles" (a.k.a. the "Snowden Stopper"), a piece of software purportedly designed to allow the embedding of "web beacon" tags into documents "likely to be stolen." The web beacon tags are apparently able to collect information about an end user of a document and relay that information back to the beacon's creator without being detected. Per WikiLeaks' press release. But, the "Scribbles" user guide notes there is just one small problem with the program: it only works with Microsoft Office products. So, if end users use other programs such as OpenOffice of LibreOffice then the CIA's watermarks become visible to the end user and their cover is blown.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by BeauHD at April 28, 2017 10:40 PM

April 27, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: News about the migration to ODF in Taiwan

Plan of National Chi-Nan University to Stop Purchasing Microsoft Office from 2018 Raises Heated Discussions in Taiwan

April 23, 2017, Taiwan – The migration of ODF keeps going in many different fields in Taiwan. Since 2016 the Ministry of Education in Taiwan entrusts the Information Service Association of Chinese Colleges (ISAC) and Software Liberty Association Taiwan (SLAT) with the task of promoting and migrating ODF/LibreOffice in universities in Taiwan. Among all the university, National Chi-Nan University (NCNU) is the earliest one, which started migrating LibreOffice since 2014 and has been working on it for three years.

Then on April 20, 2017, a student from NCNU posted an article on Dcard forum saying that, according to her teacher, NCNU “Will not use Microsoft Office anymore due to the budget issue. LibreOffice will be used to replace Microsoft Office.” The student strongly questioned, “LibreOffice is totally unknown to everyone. I don’t know what the administrative staffs of our school are thinking about. Microsoft’s software is a very basic skill for enterprises to recruit people. This decision will make students lost their core competitiveness.”

This article raised heated discussion on the Internet. Some people questioned the NCNU about the usage of the budget, saying that such a big national university may never lack the budget to buy Microsoft licenses. Also, there were still a number of people questioning about the interoperability between LibreOffice and OOXML. However, more people disagreed with the student’s thoughts about “Microsoft equals core competitiveness.”

Ben Jai, a famous entrepreneur and public opinion leader in Taiwan, said on his Facebook page: “For a student, it should be more important to actively explore new things rather than waiting for someone to teach him. If he just waits for teachers to teach him how to use a tool and plans to use the tool all his life, he will be very easily eliminated.”

Matthew Lien – a.k.a. BlueT in open source communities in Taiwan – who was one of the main promoters of LibreOffice in NCNU, explained the policy on Facebook: “The budget is just one of the reasons but not all. The budget of schools should invest on students and education, but the Microsoft’s license fee is going higher and higher and starts to supplant budgets of other items. Therefore, we’ve worked on promoting ODF and LibreOffice for three years. It’s not an impulsive decision. BTW, we won’t forbid anyone to use Microsoft Office, just that NCNU won’t purchase Microsoft Office anymore.”

Another article on The Inside Media discussed this topic and gave a conclusion by asking this question: “Maybe Microsoft Office has been the basic skill of many enterprises. However, why our education only teaches our students a single tool, instead of training our students to learn and adopt new skills actively?”

The post News about the migration to ODF in Taiwan appeared first on The Document Foundation Blog.

April 27, 2017 11:33 AM

April 16, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

Josvebot: v1.41b - WP:WCW project (Unicode control characters)

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by Josvebot at April 16, 2017 02:23 AM

April 15, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

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by Jax 0677 at April 15, 2017 03:31 PM

April 14, 2017

EC Joinup

New version of ODF Toolkit released

This week, a new version of the ODF Toolkit was released. The most notable change in version 0.6.2-incubating is the password encryption and encryption manifest handling in the underlying ODFDOM library.

read more

by Adrian Offerman at April 14, 2017 12:07 PM

April 07, 2017

HackerNews

April 03, 2017

DocXpresso

Docxpresso API Core 3.5 released

Docxpresso API Core 3.5 released admindocxp Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:04

We are proud to announce the release of the 3.5 version of our Docxpresso API Core package.

This new 3.5 version includes among other features:

  • A new format Conversor subpackage
  • Compatibility with latest PHP versions (up to PHP 7.1.3)
  • The possibility of carrying out simple variable replacement in spreadsheets (.ods)
  • Several improvements in HTML to ODF conversion.
  • Better rendering of SVG in ODF2HTML5.
  • Improvements in the repairVariables method.
  • Minor performance improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Conversor subpackage

This subpackage opens the internal Docxpresso document format conversion engine to arbitrary format conversions among standard document formats.

It is enough to provide the path to the document to be converted and the path to the final converted document (there are also a bunch of additional options for PDF conversion, like zoom, password protection, etcetera).

This functionality has required to update the Docxpresso extension for Libre Office and Open Office so if you are updating a current installation you should first remove the previous Docxpresso extensions.

by admindocxp at April 03, 2017 09:04 AM

March 27, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

Narky Blert: Link to DAB page repaired

Link to DAB page repaired

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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>
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by Narky Blert at March 27, 2017 04:45 PM

March 26, 2017

Slashdot

A 21st-Century Version Of OS/2 Warp May Be Released Soon

dryriver writes: A company named Arca Noae is working on a new release of the X86 OS/2 operating system code named "Blue Lion" and likely called ArcaOS 5 in its final release. Blue Lion wants to be a modern 21st Century OS/2 Warp, with support for the latest hardware and networking standards, a modern accelerated graphics driver, support for new cryptographic security standards, full backward compatibility with legacy OS/2, DOS and Windows 3.1 applications, suitability for use in mission-critical applications, and also, it appears, the ability to run "ported Linux applications". Blue Lion, which appears to be in closed beta with March 31st 2017 cited as the target release date, will come with up to date Firefox browser and Thunderbird mail client, Apache OpenOffice, other productivity tools, a new package manager, and software update and support subscription to ensure system stability. It is unclear from the information provided whether Blue Lion will be able to run modern Windows applications.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at March 26, 2017 02:34 PM

March 19, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Naruhiko Ogasawara: LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 Videos

Time is passing too fast.  And I'm sorry not to mention here that LibreOffice Japanese community had published presentation videos at LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12.

You can enjoy Mr. Franklin Weng's awesome keynote "LibreOffice/ODF Migration in Taiwan."

Any other videos in the Kaigi have been published at "LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12" playlist at YouTube.  This list is provided by LibreOffice Japanese Team (LibreOffice Japanese NLP) official channel.  The channel also provides videos at another event "LibreOffice mini Conference 2016 Osaka/Japan."

Every talks except the keynote has been in Japanese (because Kaigi is a "Japanese-local" event), but I hope you all enjoy the videos.

by Naruhiko Ogasawara (noreply@blogger.com) at March 19, 2017 04:20 AM

ODF Wikipedia Page

CitationCleanerBot: /* Support for OpenDocument */Cleanup SSRN links. Report bugs, errors, and suggestions at User talk:CitationCleanerBot.

Support for OpenDocument: Cleanup SSRN links. Report bugs, errors, and suggestions at User talk:CitationCleanerBot.

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* The default text processing applications in Windows 10 ([[WordPad]]) and Mac OS 10.9 ([[TextEdit]]) support OpenDocument Text.
 
* The default text processing applications in Windows 10 ([[WordPad]]) and Mac OS 10.9 ([[TextEdit]]) support OpenDocument Text.
   
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|ssrn=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=https://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=https://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 CitationCleanerBot at March 19, 2017 03:03 AM

March 13, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: ECDSA support in xmlsec-nss, bundled by LibreOffice

Last month a LibreOffice bugreport was filed, as the ODF signature created with Hungarian citizen eID cards is not something LibreOffice can verify. After a bit of research it seemed that LibreOffice and NSS (what we use for crypto work on Linux/macOS) is not a problem, but xmlsec’s NSS backend does not recognize ECDSA keys (RSA or DSA keys work fine).

The xmlsec improvements happened in these pull requests:

After this the xmlsec code looked good enough. I had to request an update of the bugdoc in the TDF bug twice, as the signature itself looked also incorrect initially:

  • an attribute type in the signature that had no official abbreviation was described as "UNDEF" instead of the dotted decimal form

  • RFC3279 specifies that an ECDSA signature value in general should be ASN1-encoded in general, but RFC4050 is specific to XML digital signatures and that one says it should not be ASN1-encoded. The bugdoc was initially ASN1-encoded.

Finally a warning still remains: while trying to parse the text of the <X509IssuerName> element, the dotted decimal form is still not parsed (see this NSS bugreport). The bug is confirmed on the mailing list, but no other progress have been made so far.

Oh, and of course: Windows is still untouched, there a bigger problem remains: we use CryptoAPI (not CNG) there, and that does not support ECDSA at all. Hooray for open-source libs where you can add such support yourself. ;-)

March 13, 2017 08:57 AM

March 11, 2017

Slashdot

Munich's IT Lead: 'No Compelling Reason' To Switch Back To Windows From Linux

"The man who runs Munich's central IT says there is no practical reason for the city to write off millions of euros and years of work to ditch its Linux-based OS for Windows," reports TechRepublic. Long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino summarizes a German-language article: Karl-Heinz Schneider, lead of Munich's local system house company IT@M, goes on to claim, "We do not see pressing technical reasons to switch to MS and MS Office... The council [in their recent plans] didn't even follow the analysts' suggestion to stick with using LibreOffice." Furthermore, Schneider stated that "System failures that angered citizens in recent years never were related to the LiMux project, but due to new bureaucratic procedures..." and apparently decisions by unqualified personnel at the administrative level, as Munich's administration itself states.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at March 11, 2017 11:34 PM

HackerNews

March 06, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Announcing the Getting Started with LibreOffice 5.2 Guide for Immediate Download

Berlin, March 6, 2017 – The Document Foundation’s Documentation Team announces the immediate availability of the new Getting Started with LibreOffice guide version 5.2. The guide was updated to include the developments of LibreOffice 5.2 and previous releases.

The Getting Started guide is an introductory text for end users on using the LibreOffice office suite. It is written for individuals as well as organizations that deploy LibreOffice as their preferred office suite tool. The text allows users to get familiar with the features and resources of LibreOffice and shorten the time to become productive in office document edition.

The guide is written in LibreOffice Writer in Open Document Format (ODF). The team worked to not only update the contents but also to clean the formatting used in the text with a double objective: One is to make the text suitable for computer aided translation (CAT) tools and the other is to generate an online version (XHTML) of the guide.

The documents composing the Guide were formatted using styles only, avoiding direct formatting that has impact on CAT tools and on HTML export. For HTML export, the underneath template of the documents was adapted to handle the unmatched formatting properties between ODT and XHTML. At the end, a unique content source was able to produce the guide in ODT, PDF and XHTML formats.

The Getting Started with LibreOffice guide, its PDF and ODT version can be downloaded or read online by navigating to the page http://documentation.libreoffice.org. The online version of the guide can be accessed through http://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/getting-started-guide/read-online-5-2/

About the Documentation team

The Documentation team is in charge to develop, modernize, update and enhance all form of documentation related to LibreOffice in all languages supported by LibreOffice. It includes the authoring of LibreOffice guides for all modules, the Help system modernization and contents update, and to offer ways and means for the community to contribute to the LibreOffice project. Communities interested in contributing or translating contents can get it touch with the team by sending an e-mail to documentation at libreoffice dot org

March 06, 2017 10:52 AM

March 03, 2017

EC Joinup

Italian military share LibreOffice eLearning course

Italy’s Ministry of Defence is sharing the eLearning course that it developed together with LibreItalia, the Italian promoters of LibreOffice. The course is made available via the LibreItalia website, and the source material is available on GitHub. The Ministry hopes that making it available will inspire others to modify and reuse the LibreOffice course.

read more

by Gijs Hillenius at March 03, 2017 02:39 PM

February 28, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: 57 video presentations from LibreOffice Conference 2016

It has taken a while, but we’ve finally edited and uploaded the last batch of presentations (for which we have video) from last year’s LibreOffice Conference in Brno, Czech Republic. You can see all of the videos in the embedded playlist below – click the list button in the top-left corner to navigate through the videos.

Alternatively, scroll on for a full list of presentations. You can do a search in your browser for topics of interest (eg “ODF” or “LibreOffice Online”), or for presenters. Happy viewing, and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference in Rome!

Full list of presentations:

February 28, 2017 03:54 PM

February 27, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

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* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract from the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract from the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
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** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated into more than 10 languages.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>

by Wavelength at February 27, 2017 03:55 PM

February 20, 2017

DocXpresso

Docxpresso API Core v3.1 released

Docxpresso API Core v3.1 released admindocxp Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:39

We are proud to announce the release of a new minor version of our Docxpresso API Core package.

This new 3.1 version includes among other features:

  • Several improvements in HTML to ODF conversion.
  • Better rendering of SVG in HTML5 rendering.
  • Improvements in the repairVariables method.
  • Minor performance improvements.
  • check.php a command line utility to check the installation of Docxpresso.
  • Embedded installation instructions.
  • A yet undocument but fully functional  JSON REST interface that enables interact remotely with the Docxpresso Core API.
  • Minor bug fixes.

You may download a fully functional trial copy of this package.

If you have any question regarding this new version of Docxpresso, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

by admindocxp at February 20, 2017 05:39 PM

February 17, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Andreas Mantke: Another Round Of Content Language Setting For ODFAuthors

I worked again on the language setting of ODFAuthors content for some hours. I was able to change the language setting of a lot of content items and there are only a smaller list of remaining items. Seemed I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

February 17, 2017 10:44 PM

Official TDF Blog: Updates from events: Turkey, Taiwan and Japan

Today marks five years since The Document Foundation (TDF) was legally incorporated in Berlin, Germany. We want to celebrate this anniversary by highlighting some recent activities and events from our Native Language Projects. These communities have been instrumental to the growth of TDF and LibreOffice, and are one of our most important assets.

Turkey

The Turkish community recently attended the Academic Informatics Conference 2017 in Aksaray, from 8 to 10 of February, with several LibreOffice related activities.

A general presentation was done by Muhammet Kara and GĂśkhan GurbetoÄŸlu in the first session (first half of the first day).

In the second half of the first day, the attendees were introduced to the LibreOffice development environment, and the tools used in the process (Gerrit, Vim, Git‌). The attendees were walked through the process of joining the LibreOffice community, and building the LibreOffice source code for the first time.

Attendees who had relatively older computers were provided with SSH access to a 32-core machine, courtesy of TUBITAK ULAKBIM. The last session (first half of the second day) was held like a hackfest. Questions from attendees were answered by the speakers.

LibreOffice community members were pleased to see that the participants were eager to learn about the software, and together they established a WhatsApp group for further communication. A more detailed presentation about LibreOffice development activities in Turkey was given by GĂźlĹŸah KĂśse and Muhammet Kara on the last day (morning) of the conference.

Taiwan

The first LibreOffice QA Sprint in Taiwan – organized by Software Liberty Association Taiwan and supported by two professors of the Department of Computer Science and Engineer, National Cheng-Kung University: Professor Joseph Chung-Ping Young and Alvin Wen-Yu Su – was held in Tainan City on December 17, 2016. In this four-hour sprint the attendees found and reported many issues. Attendees were students, teachers, employees of enterprises and governments, LibreOffice developers and lecturers, and all four TDF members in Taiwan.

Early in the afternoon, a live video-session with Italo Vignoli, one of the core members of The Document Foundation, gave most of the attendees exposure to the international community for the first time.

Han Lu, a student in NCKU, summarized the issues found by attendees. After the summary, Franklin Weng explained how to report bugs on the LibreOffice Bugzilla. Also, Cheng-Chia Tseng introduced the Pootle translation platform for LibreOffice and gave some tips on how to translate LibreOffice.

Japan

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12, Japan’s annual LibreOffice conference, was organized in early December 2016 with great success! The word Kaigi is the Japanese word 䟚議, which means conference. The name means not only Japanese regional, but also Japanese users-specific.

Around 25 people gathered and enjoyed several talks (migration to Open Document Format in Taiwan, by Franklin Weng, LibreOffice/ODF and styles, maintaining Math and Japanese translation), along with a few lightning talks and a panel discussion.

February 17, 2017 10:14 AM

February 16, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Andreas Mantke: Working With The Current ODFAuthors Site

I’m working with the current ODFAuthors site for the migration to a new Plone version. I change the language settings for nearly all content items to language independent. I had to do this manually.

February 16, 2017 09:32 PM

February 13, 2017

Slashdot

LinuxQuestions Users Choose Their Favorite Distro: Slackware

ZDNet summarizes some of the surprises in this year's poll on LinuxQuestions, "one of the largest Linux groups with 550,000 member". An anonymous reader quotes their report: The winner for the most popular desktop distribution? Slackware...! Yes, one of the oldest of Linux distributions won with just over 16% of the vote. If that sounds a little odd, it is. On DistroWatch, a site that covers Linux distributions like paint, the top Linux desktop distros are Mint, Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and Manjaro. Slackware comes in 28th place... With more than double the votes for any category, it appears there was vote-stuffing by Slackware fans... The mobile operating system race was a runaway for Android, with over 68% of the vote. Second place went to CyanogenMod, an Android clone, which recently went out of business... Linux users love to debate about desktop environments. KDE Plasma Desktop took first by a hair's breadth over the popular lightweight Xfce desktop. Other well-regarded desktop environments, such as Cinnamon and MATE, got surprisingly few votes. The once popular GNOME still hasn't recovered from the blowback from its disliked design change from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3. Firefox may struggle as a web browser in the larger world, but on Linux it's still popular. Firefox took first place with 51.7 percent of the vote. Chrome came in a distant second place, with the rest of the vote being divided between a multitude of obscure browsers. LibreOffice won a whopping 89.6% of the vote for "best office suite" -- and Vim beat Emacs.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at February 13, 2017 05:53 AM

February 11, 2017

Slashdot

The City Of Munich Now Wants To Abandon Linux And Switch Back to Windows

"The prestigious FOSS project replacing the entire city's administration IT with FOSS based systems, is about to be cancelled and decommissioned," writes long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino. TechRepublic reports: Politicians at open-source champion Munich will next week vote on whether to abandon Linux and return to Windows by 2021. The city authority, which made headlines for ditching Windows, will discuss proposals to replace the Linux-based OS used across the council with a Windows 10-based client. If the city leaders back the proposition it would be a notable U-turn by the council, which spent years migrating about 15,000 staff from Windows to LiMux, a custom version of the Ubuntu desktop OS, and only completed the move in 2013... The use of the open-source Thunderbird email client and LibreOffice suite across the council would also be phased out, in favor of using "market standard products" that offer the "highest possible compatibility" with external and internal software... The full council will vote on whether to back the plan next Wednesday. If all SPD and CSU councillors back the proposal put forward by their party officials, then this new proposal will pass, because the two parties hold the majority. The leader of the Munich Green Party says the city will lose "many millions of euros" if the change is implemented. The article also reports that Microsoft moved its German headquarters to Munich last year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at February 11, 2017 07:34 PM

February 08, 2017

Google News

OpenDoc group to Microsoft and Google: Your Word, Docs bug is blocking access - ZDNet


ZDNet

OpenDoc group to Microsoft and Google: Your Word, Docs bug is blocking access
ZDNet
Microsoft Word and Google Docs users can store their documents in the OpenDocument Text format by selecting the .odt extension during the saving process. Like the OpenDocument Format, Microsoft's own open formats, including .docx and .pptx, are ...

February 08, 2017 10:51 AM

February 04, 2017

Google News

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office: It's a format war - CIO


CIO

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office: It's a format war
CIO
Despite the creation of ODF (Open Document Format) as an ISO standard for documents, Microsoft worked on is own 'standard', which it called Office Open XML (OOXML), and got it approved as an ISO standard in a controversial manner. So now there are ...

February 04, 2017 12:28 AM

February 03, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

SwanQ: /* Support for OpenDocument */ linked to document no longer online via Internet Archive

Support for OpenDocument: linked to document no longer online via Internet Archive

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*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=https://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=https://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>
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
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* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://web.archive.org/web/20160326225935/http://idippedut.dk/post/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>
   

by SwanQ at February 03, 2017 11:27 AM

February 02, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Andreas Mantke: Working On Localization Migration For ODFAuthors

I created a test environment for the migration of the ODFAuthors site to the current Plone version. I updated the test site to the latest version of Plone 4.3.x and am working on the migration of the localized folders and files inside the site now. They need a migration from the LinguaPlone settings to the new plone.app.multilingual. It seems there are some issues to solve and it could take me some time.

February 02, 2017 07:42 PM

HackerNews

February 01, 2017

Google News

Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud - ZDNet


ZDNet

Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud
ZDNet
Lower document security, thanks to ODF files intrinsically stronger security, compared to Microsoft's Office's Open XML (OOXML) since OOXML files often contain binary blobs. This makes it easier to inject them with malware. 5. Lower training costs, as ...

and more »

February 01, 2017 08:58 PM

Slashdot

LibreOffice 5.3 Released, Touted As 'One of the Most Feature-Rich Releases' Ever

An anonymous reader shares a report: A new month, and a brand new version of open-source office suite LibreOffice is now available to download. And what a release it is. LibreOffice 5.3 introduces a number of key new features and continues work on improving the look and feel of the app across all major platforms. The Document Foundation describes LibreOffice 5.3 as "one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application." One of the headline features is called MUFFIN interface, a new toolbar design similar to the Microsoft Office Ribbon UI.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at February 01, 2017 06:00 PM

HackerNews

January 29, 2017

The Document Foundation Planet

Andreas Mantke: Next Step For The Upgrade Of ODFAuthors

I’m currently working on the upgrade of the ODFAuthors website to the newest version of the Content Management System (CMS) Plone. I worked on the source code for the new environment during the last days. Today I created a new test buildout for the site on a virtual server. I run it with a copy of the current ODFAuthors website and updated it to the lastest version of Plone 4.3.x. This worked out smoothly. I’ll work on the change over from LinguaPlone to the new multilingual app during the next days. This is a step that had to be done before the upgrade to Plone 5.0.x could take place.

January 29, 2017 05:32 PM

ODF Wikipedia Page

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by Faramir1138 at January 29, 2017 05:59 AM

January 03, 2017

ODF Wikipedia Page

Engineering grunt: /* Support for OpenDocument */ Fixed typo: form changed to from

Support for OpenDocument: Fixed typo: form changed to from

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* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
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** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract from the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
 
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.

by Engineering grunt at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM

December 21, 2016

Slashdot

LibreOffice Will Have New 'MUFFIN' UI

New submitter iampiti writes: The Document Foundation has announced a new user interface concept for LibreOffice. Users will be able to choose from several toolbar configurations including the "Notebook bar" which is similar to Microsoft Office's ribbon. According to TDF, "The MUFFIN (My User Friendly -- Flexible Interface) represents a new approach to UI design, based on the respect of user needs rather than on the imposition of a single UI to all users"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at December 21, 2016 04:40 PM

December 12, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: Signing existing PDF files in LibreOffice

TL;DR: see above — it’s now possible signing existing PDF files and also verify those signatures in LibreOffice 5.3.

The problem

LibreOffice already made it possible to digitally sign PDF files as part of the PDF export, so in case you had e.g. ODF documents and exported them to PDF, optionally a single digital signature could be added as part of the export process. This is now much improved. First, thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Defense in cooperation with Nou&Off who made this work possible.

A user can already use an other application to verify that signature or sign an already existing PDF file. The idea is to allow doing these from inside LibreOffice, directly.

Results

As it can be seen above, now the Digital Signatures dialog not only works for ODF and OOXML files, but also for PDF files. If the file has been signed, then the dialog performs verifications of that signature. Signatures are also verified on opening any signed PDF file.

I’ve also extended the user interface a bit, so that signing an existing PDF file is easy, similarly how exporting to PDF is easier than exporting to a random other file format. There is now a new File → Digital signatures → Sign exiting PDF menu item to open a PDF file for signing:

When that happens the infobar has a dedicated button to open the Digital Signatures dialog, and also going into editing mode triggers a warning dialog, as going read-write is not needed to be able to sign a document:

And that’s basically it, after you open a PDF file in Draw, you can do the usual digital signature operations on the file, just like it already works for previously supported file formats.

Details

What follows is something you can probably skip if you’re a user — however if you’re a developer and you want to understand how the above is implemented, then read on. ;-)

PDF tokenizer

The signing feature in ODF/OOXML is implemented by working directly on the ZIP storage in xmlsecurity/. This means that in the PDF case it’s necessary to work on the PDF file directly, except that we had no such PDF tokenizer ready to be used.

Code under xmlsecurity/source/pdfio/ now is such a tokenizer that can extract info from PDF files and can also add incremental updates at the end of the file, this way we can make sure adding a signature to a file won’t loose existing content in the file. This is fundamentally different form the usual load-edit-save workflow, when we convert the file into a document model, and work on that.

Verification of signatures

Previously LO was only able to generate signatures, not verify them. I’ve implemented PDF signature verification using both NSS and CryptoAPI, so all Windows, Linux and macOS are covered. I have to admit that the initial verification was much easier with CryptoAPI. Until I hit corner-cases, I could use an API that’s well-documented and is higher level than NSS. (I don’t have to support different hash types explicitly, for example.)

When I added support for non-detached signatures, that changed the situation a bit:

 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

was the NSS patch, and

 1 file changed, 104 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

was the CryptoAPI patch.

Signing existing files

Signing an existing file means tokenizing a document, figuring out how an incremental update should look like for that file, writing an incremental update that has a placeholder for the actual signature (a PKCS#7 blob, where the input is just the non-placeholder parts of the document as binary data), and finally filling in the placeholder with the actual signature.

For the last step, I could reuse code from the PDF export (modulo fixing bugs like tdf#99327). For the other steps, the tokenizer remembers the input offset / length for the given token, this way it’s relatively easy to create incremental updates. You can add new objects or update new objects in such an incremental update, and this source tracking feature allows copying even the unchanged parts of updated objects verbatim.

PDF 1.5+

Everything becomes a bit more complicated once I started to handle not only LO-generated PDF-1.4, but also newer PDF versions. I think this is important, as Adobe Acrobat creates PDF 1.6 by default today, which has a number of new features (I think all of them were actually introduced in PDF-1.5) that affects the tokenizer:

  • xref stream: instead of an ASCII xref table ("table of contents") at the end of the file, it’s now possible to write the binary equivalent of this as an xref stream. Because the binary version can describe more features we must also write an updated xref stream (and not an xref table) when the import already had an xref stream.

  • object streams: it’s now possible to write multiple objects inside the stream section of a single object in binary form. The tokenizer is necessary to be able to read these objects and also roundtripping (source tracking) should work not only with physical file offsets, but also inside such compressed streams where the offset is no longer just a number inside the input file. (It’s OK to write the updated objects outside object streams, still.)

  • stream predictors: this is a concept from the PNG format, but also used in PDF when compressing the xref stream. See the spec for the gory details, but in short it’s not enough that instead of plaintext you have to deal with binary compressed data, you also have to filter the data before actually parsing the file offsets, and the filter is defined not in terms of object IDs and file offsets, but in terms of adjacent pixels, since it’s documented in the PNG spec. :-) (To be close to the Adobe output, we also apply such predictors when writing compressed xref streams.)

User Interface

In addition to be UI changes already mentioned above, one more improvement I did is that now the Digital Signatures dialog has a new column to show the signature type. This is either XML-DSig (for ODF/OOXML) or PDF.

Testing

I’ve added an integration test in the existing CppunitTest_xmlsecurity_signing to have coverage for the small new code that calls into xmlsecurity/ from sfx2/ in case of PDF files. But fortunately because all other code in xmlsecurity/ was new, I could do unit testing in CppunitTest_xmlsecurity_pdfsigning for the rest of the features.

Needless to say that invoking the PDF tokenizer + signature creator/verifier directly is much quicker than loading a full PDF file into Draw, just to see the signature status. ;-)

Summary

If you want to try these out yourself, get a daily build and play with it! This work is part of both master or libreoffice-5-3, so those builds are of interest. Happy testing! :-)

December 12, 2016 09:11 AM

DocXpresso

Docxpresso API Core v3.0 Release Notes

Docxpresso API Core v3.0 Release Notes admindocxp Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:11

We are happy to announce the launch of DOCXPRESSO API Core v3.0.

DOCXPRESSO v3.0 comes bundle with new features that will help you to generate beatiful business reports and general purpose document even easier than before.

Besides a bunch of minor improvements and bug fixes in the core functionality of the library, v3.0 incorporates new and useful methods and a full new subpackage ODF2HTML5 responsible for converting Office documents into W3C compliant HTML5 + CSS.

Templates

When introducing placeholder variables in a template using MS Word it may happen that they are internally torn apart by the MS Word editor, thus breaking the proper functioning of the replace method.

Although this problem can be circumvented by carefully rewriting the variable, we have introduced a new repairVariables method that eliminates the need to do so.

By running the repairVariables method on any Docxpresso template you will make sure that the integrity of the included variables is always preserved.

With version 3.0 we have also introduced partial support for .odp (the Open Document Format version of .pptx and .ppt files) so you can now replace placeholder variables, clone and remove chunks of contents in your "presentation" files.

ODF2HTML5

This new subpackage allows for the conversion of documents into HTML5 + CSS with native support for:

  • Nicely formatted text
  • Headings (numbered)
  • Tables
  • Links and bookmarks
  • Nested lists with sophisticated numberings
  • Images
  • Textboxes
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Headers and Footers
  • Tables of contents (TOCs)
  • Charts
  • Comments
  • Math equations
  • Drop caps
  • Office SmartArt and forms (partial)
  • Support for Right-To-Left languages
  • And much more...

Samples

We also have included in the downloadable package a samples folder with close to 100 scripts that illustrate the functionality of the library.

These samples are the perfect starting point to get you acquainted with Docxpresso functionality and they also can serve you as a basis to start building your own scripts.

by admindocxp at December 12, 2016 08:11 AM

December 08, 2016

www.opendocsociety.org

New ODF testing method uncovers flaws in office suites

Press release

A graphic logo of the 2016 ODF Plugfest featuring some icons of the city of ParisOpenDoc Society held its 12th ODF Plugtest on 16 and 17 November 2017, hosted in Paris by the French Ministry of Finance and POSS. Delegates came from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, United States and Belgium. They represented application vendors, standards bodies, governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament.

The ODF Plugfest aims to improve interoperability among applications that use the Open Document Format (ODF), which is an open standard created by OASIS that is supported by most productivity tools in the market today and is mandatory for use by governments throughout the world. It is also published as an international standard, as ISO/IEC 26300. This edition of the ODF Plugfest featured a new testing infrastructure for the creation and excution of ODF autotests, partly financed by the Dutch government. Prior to the plugfest, developers had already submitted a significant set of tests to the server. The ODF Plugfest focused on triaging these tests, running them, analysing their results, creating new tests, identifying additional features to be tested and improving the test methodology.

One of the tests revealed that a number of established office suites lose heading hierarchy when opening and saving a document in ODF format, due to flaws in the alignment of their own legacy formats and the ODF standard. Loss of hierarchical structure makes a document far less accessible to disabled users who rely upon assistive technologies such as reading software or braille outputs to navigate through documents. The uncovered flaw damages common functionality for all users, such as the generation of tables of content but also influences automated content classification and information retrieval.

The flaws discovered are a testament to the importance and effectiveness of the new testing methodology we have adopted, says Michiel Leenaars of OpenDoc Society. Losing document information which is so critical to people with disabilities should be considered a major shortcoming of any application. One key aspect of moving from vendor-specific legacy file formats to ODF as a global office standard is that we are able to uncover this kind of significant data loss. Now the three vendors involved can get to work and improve the implementation in their products.

The testers also found other issues, for example with the way that applications treat Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese language with vertical writing, or how applications process colours in different and sometimes unexpected ways.

These results show that even digitally born documents are not safe for future generations as long as we don't modernise the tools we work with, says Jos van den Oever, co-chair of the ODF Technical Committee and member of the UNESCO Persist Technical Taskforce. Van den Oever, an expert on document formats employed by the Netherlands government, is the architect behind the new testing framework. The fact shows that we have to be careful which tools we adopt, if we care about our information in the long term. The fact that the visual appearance is consistent between the original documents and the damaged documents makes these particular flaws even more treacherous. Merely opening and saving in the wrong office application is enough to cause permanent damage to user documents, and the end user cannot actually see the difference.

 


Not for publication:

December 08, 2016 09:40 AM

December 05, 2016

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 17, Brussels 4-5 Feb 2017

FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2017, it will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.

As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice, on Saturday, February 4, in room 4.401 in Building K (from 10:30AM to 6:30PM). The shared devroom gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or the ODF document format, on topics such as code, extensions, localization, QA, UX, tools and adoption related cases. This is a unique opportunity to show new ideas and developments to a wide technical audience. Please do keep in mind, though, that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

Length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, as we would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool at https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17

While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored at Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact ode-devroom-manager-AT-fosdem.org.

The deadline is Monday, December 5th, 2016. Accepted speakers will be notified by Sunday, December 11th, 2016. The DevRoom schedule will be published on the same day.

Recording Permission

The talks in the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be audio and video recorded, and possibly streamed live too.

In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree to have your presentation recorded and published under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to be recorded and to have recordings - including slides and other presentation related documents - published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License. Sincerely, Name”.

by pescetti at December 05, 2016 06:01 PM

November 28, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

Tomstra: /* Adoption */ Added Latvia

Adoption: Added Latvia

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** [[Hungary]]
 
** [[Hungary]]
 
** [[Italy]]
 
** [[Italy]]
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** [[Latvia]]<ref>{{cite web |title=Elektronisko dokumentu izstrādāšanas, noformēšanas, glabāšanas un aprites kārtība valsts un pašvaldību iestādēs un kārtība, kādā notiek elektronisko dokumentu aprite starp valsts un pašvaldību iestādēm vai starp šīm iestādēm un fiziskajām un juridiskajām personām |url=http://likumi.lv/ta/id/111613-elektronisko-dokumentu-izstradasanas-noformesanas-glabasanas-un-aprites-kartiba-valsts-un-pasvaldibu-iestades-un-kartiba-kada-n...#p-373012 |accessdate= 28 November 2016}}</ref>
 
** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
 
** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
 
** [[Poland]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20120000526 |title=Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 12 kwietnia 2012 r. w sprawie Krajowych Ram Interoperacyjności, minimalnych wymagań dla rejestrów publicznych i wymiany informacji w postaci elektronicznej oraz minimalnych wymagań dla systemów teleinformatycznych |publisher=Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych |date= |accessdate=2016-05-17}}</ref>
 
** [[Poland]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20120000526 |title=Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 12 kwietnia 2012 r. w sprawie Krajowych Ram Interoperacyjności, minimalnych wymagań dla rejestrów publicznych i wymiany informacji w postaci elektronicznej oraz minimalnych wymagań dla systemów teleinformatycznych |publisher=Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych |date= |accessdate=2016-05-17}}</ref>

by Tomstra at November 28, 2016 09:46 AM

November 01, 2016

EC Joinup

Emilia-Romagna ends its use of OpenOffice

Region to switch to proprietary cloud office alternative

For the second time this year, an Italian public administration is ending its use of open source office productivity software. A source in the IT department of the Emilia-Romagna region confirmed to the Open Source Observatory last week that the region will end its use of OpenOffice. The region will move to a cloud-based proprietary office solution, others say.

read more

by Gijs Hillenius at November 01, 2016 10:10 AM

October 25, 2016

EC Joinup

Nantes: Open source cuts off recurring charges

‘The longer you use open source, the more you save’

Switching to open source means the end of the periodic recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, says Eric Ficheux, change management specialist at Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city. “The total cost of ownership of LibreOffice is far lower than of its proprietary predecessor”, he says.

read more

by Gijs Hillenius at October 25, 2016 11:59 AM

October 13, 2016

Razvan Sandu

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October 11, 2016

Slashdot

Fedora 25 Beta Released With GNOME 3.22 and Linux Kernel 4.8.1

Reader prisoninmate writes: Fedora Project released of the Beta milestone of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system, due for release in mid-November. Powered by Linux kernel 4.8.1, the Fedora 25 Beta is shipping with the recently released GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, which is enabled by default on top of a Wayland 1.12 session for the Workstation Edition). Of course, you'll also find the latest software versions, including the LibreOffice 5.2.2 office suite, Flatpak 0.6.12, Mozilla Firefox 49.0 web browser, and LibVirt 2.2.0. Additionally, users will find the Mesa 12.0.3 3D Graphics Library for better and faster graphics support, OpenSSH 7.3p1 and OpenSSL 1.0.2j for improved security, Python 3.5.2, Samba 4.5.0, systemd 231, TigerVNC 1.7.0, and the latest Git snapshot of the upcoming X.Org Server 1.19.0 display server. Fedora 25 Beta Workstation is available for download now.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at October 11, 2016 02:20 PM

October 04, 2016

DocXpresso

Docxpresso PDF v1.0 Release Notes

Docxpresso PDF v1.0 Release Notes admindocxp Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:07

We are proud to announce the launch of Docxpresso v1.0.

Docxpresso is a highly sophisticated library designed to facilitate the generation and deployment of documentation in a web server.

Docxpresso allows for the dynamical generation of PDF, Word, ODF and/or RTF files from virtually any data source,in any web platform infrastructure in a simple and cost-efficient way.

One may generate all kind of documentation from academic papers to business reports with a single tool in almost any conceivable format just by transforming HTML5 code or directly using its powerful public API.

The generated documents may contain:

  • Standard document components like, paragraphs, images, tables and list,
  • headers and footers.
  • footnotes and endnotes,
  • tables of contents,
  • 2D and 3D charts,
  • cross-references,
  • interactive forms (only PDF and ODF output formats),
  • etcetera.

Docxpresso may be used under different licenses that only differ in its scope of use but not functionality:

  • FREE, at no cost, for personal use,testing and development and charitable organizations (the last may apply for a free PRO license). The documentation generated with this type of license include a very discreet Docxpresso branding at the end of the document.
  • PRO, conceived for professional and commercial use it allows the generation of unlimited documents by unlimited editors in a single (web) server.
  • SaaS, for the integration within a web app with SaaS or PaaS architecture.
  • OEM, for the redistributionwithin third party software or bulk licensing.

by admindocxp at October 04, 2016 03:07 PM

Open Document Format

Open Document Format admindocxp Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:07

Docxpresso is based internally in open standards, among others: HTML5, CSS and ODF (Open Document Format).
This is so because of a variety of reasons among which we would like to pinpoint:

  • interoperability,
  • ease of use,
  • Ample documentation,
  • and last but not least openness itself.

There is not much to say above HTML5 and CSS that you may not already know, but certainly not everyone is so familiar with the Open Document Format.

The Open Document format is an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 26300:2006) developed and maintained by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and it was designed to be an open alternative to vendor based formats.

Open Document Format is supported by multiple government and public corporations and it is directly used by standard Office Suites like Apache open office or Libre Office among others.

The documents compliant with this format consist of a bunch of XML files bundled together within a zip file. This allows for a relatively simple algorithmic manipulation of their contents.

Docxpresso uses the DOM and XPath capabilities of PHP to generate and/or modified the ODF XML files and its ZipArchive extension (that belongs to the PHP5 core) to open or create the corresponding .odt file (the associated ODF file extension).

The Open Document files generated by the Docxpresso core package are later converted to other formats with the help of Libre or Open Office.

ODF is also directly supported by MS Office sine its 2007 (SP2) version so the generated documents can also be opened by MS Word (the .doc documents generated by Docxpresso are just .odt files in disguise).

by admindocxp at October 04, 2016 03:07 PM

October 01, 2016

www.opendocsociety.org

12th ODF plugfest in Paris

The twelfth ODF plugfest will be hosted by the French Direction Interministérielle du Numérique et du Système d'Information et de Communication d'État (DINSIC), with support from Logius and organised by OpenDoc Society.

12th ODF plugfest logo

 

For more information, please visit: http://odfplugfest.org

October 01, 2016 08:32 AM

September 21, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

HuggaBounce: /* Software */ Citation correction

Software: Citation correction

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* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
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* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=https://news.microsoft.com/2008/05/21/microsoft-expands-list-of-formats-supported-in-microsoft-office|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=21 September 2016}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)

by HuggaBounce at September 21, 2016 10:56 AM

September 18, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

Dl2000: ordinals not normally used for dates (WP:DATESNO)

ordinals not normally used for dates (WP:DATESNO)

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{{Main article|OpenDocument standardization}}
 
{{Main article|OpenDocument standardization}}
   
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[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]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[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]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] 28 August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</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=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->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=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->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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* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate={{Date|2014-01-31}}}}</ref>
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* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)

by Dl2000 at September 18, 2016 08:17 PM

September 08, 2016

HackerNews

EC Joinup

Italian military move first 8000 PCs to LibreOffice

The Italian military have switched the first 8000 PC workstations to Libreoffice, an open source office productivity suite, reports Sonia Montegiove, a software analyst working for the Italian province of Perugia who is helping the military with the switch to LibreOffice.

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by Gijs Hillenius at September 08, 2016 12:28 PM

September 02, 2016

Slashdot

Is Apache OpenOffice Finally On the Way Out?

Reader JImbob0i0 writes: After almost another year without a release and another major CVE leaving users vulnerable for that year the Chairman of the Project Management Committee has started public discussions on what it will entail to retire the project, following the Apache Board showing concern at the poor showing.It's been a long battle which would have been avoided if Oracle had not been so petty. Did this behaviour actually help get momentum in the community underway though? What ifs are always hard to properly answer. Hopefully this long drawn out death rattle will finally come to a close and the wounds with LibreOffice can heal with the last few contributors to AOO joining the rest of the community.

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September 01, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

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{{Main article|OpenDocument technical specification}}
 
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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
   
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
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* [[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" />
Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org:80/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
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Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
   
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
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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" />
 
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>
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*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=https://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>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>

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August 24, 2016

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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>
   
 
==Application support==
 
==Application support==

by Tourorist at August 24, 2016 05:56 PM

August 21, 2016

Slashdot

KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from fossBytes: Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition Beta is now available for download and testing. This release is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The final release of this widely popular distro is expected to arrive in September... Just like MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce releases, the KDE release is a long term release that will remain supported until 2021. Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition ships with Mozilla Firefox as default web browser and LibreOffice as the default office suite. The Linux distro also features a wide range of popular KDE apps like Kontact, Dolphin, Gwenview, KMail, digiKam, KTorrent, Skanlite, Konversation, K3b, Konsole, Amarok, Ark, Kate, Okular, and Dragon Player. "Unlike other Linux Mint editions, the KDE edition will ship with the SDDM display manager," reports the Linux Mint blog. Distrowatch notes that it's based on Ubuntu 16.04, and suggests "Mint's 'KDE' flavour might turn out to be the most interesting of the bunch, especially if the project's usually excellent quality assurance is applied to this edition in the same manner as in its 'MATE' and 'Cinnamon' variants."

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by EditorDavid at August 21, 2016 04:34 PM

August 11, 2016

EC Joinup

Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice

Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux

The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.

The savings were the main motive for the switch to LibreOffice, the police confirms in an email to the European Commission’s Open Source Observatory (OSOR). The switch saves the police EUR 1 million.

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by Gijs Hillenius at August 11, 2016 07:23 AM

August 04, 2016

Google News

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word - CIO


CIO

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word
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If you want to ensure interoperability, you should use LibreOffice and save your documents in the ISO approved Open Document Format (ODF). Future-proofing: Microsoft is in great health and shows no signs of going away anytime soon, but you never know.

August 04, 2016 11:02 PM

August 03, 2016

Slashdot

LibreOffice 5.2 Officially Released

prisoninmate writes from a report via Softpedia: LibreOffice 5.2 is finally here, after it has been in development for the past four months, during which the development team behind one of the best free office suites have managed to implement dozens of new features and improvements to most of the application's components. Key features include more UI refinements to make it flexible for anyone, standards-based document classification, forecasting functions in Calc, the spreadsheet editor, as well as lots of Writer and Impress enhancements. A series of videos are provided to see what landed in the LibreOffice 5.2 office suite, which is now available for download for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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by BeauHD at August 03, 2016 09:40 PM

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July 21, 2016

OwnCloud

New in owncloud 9.1

Today is the release of the long awaited ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition. It includes significant improvements for users, administrators and developers.

  • Authentication – ownCloud is delivering innovative security features like pluggable authentication and token based authentication sessions. You can now also list all connected devices in your personal user’s page and invalidate sessions if needed. Another significant security improvement is device specific tokens. This allows you to control the access to your ownCloud on even more secure ways. Time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) enable users to automatically increase the security of their accounts by using services like Google Authenticator or the open-source implementation of the TOTP standard.
    ownCloud has partnered with PrivacyIDEA, an open source authentication server solution with a lot of experience with authentication, provided by Net Knights GmbH.
  • Collabora Online – We’ve teamed up with the developers of Collabora Online and provided a Docker Image for collaborative online document editing. We encourage our users to use the collabora vm which can be also found here. Available formats for editing are DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX + ODF.
  • Ultimate Scalability – ownCloud’s goal is to get users the files they are looking for quickly and smoothly, and as larger installations are being deployed, ownCloud has collaborated with large ownCloud users, like CERN and Sciebo, to bring the scalability of ownCloud to a new level. To be able to deliver petabytes of data to hundreds of thousands of users, key areas like the storage and sharing functionality of ownCloud have been improved. ownCloud 9.1 can now use  multi-bucket object storage as a backend.
  • Full Federation – ownCloud 9 brings federation of ownCloud servers to a new level with better performance; resharing a federated share does not create a chain of shares any more, but instead connects the share owner’s server to the reshare recipient.
  • Contacts, Calendar and ownCloud Mail – Contacts, Calendar and ownCloud Mail have all received significant updates and improvements. They can be updated conveniently in the ownCloud App Store. For example: Birthdays are now also generated based on shared address books owncloud/core#23510 in your ownCloud Calendar.

With the latest release of ownCloud Community Edition, it is only a matter of weeks before ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition will also be released and available to our customers.

July 21, 2016 08:01 AM

July 14, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

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by 195.89.32.202 at July 05, 2016 10:17 AM

July 04, 2016

Slashdot

Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source

All software written for the government in Bulgaria are now required to be open-source. The amendments to put such laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament and are now in effect, announced software engineer Bozhidar Bozhanov, who is also an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister at Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. All such software will also be required by law to be developed in a public repository. Bozhanov writes in a blog post:That does not mean that the whole country is moving to Linux and LibreOffice, neither does it mean the government demands Microsoft and Oracle to give the source to their products. Existing solutions are purchased on licensing terms and they remain unaffected (although we strongly encourage the use of open source solutions for that as well). It means that whatever custom software the government procures will be visible and accessible to everyone. After all, it's paid by tax-payers money and they should both be able to see it and benefit from it. As for security -- in the past "security through obscurity" was the main approach, and it didn't quite work -- numerous vulnerabilities were found in government websites that went unpatched for years, simply because a contract had expired. With opening the source we hope to reduce those incidents, and to detect bad information security practices in the development process, rather than when it's too late.

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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
 
The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[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]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
 
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[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]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
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===Software===
 
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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent text editors, word processors and office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
 
The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent text editors, word processors and office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
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* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref>designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
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** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>
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One objective of open formats like OpenDocument is to guarantee long-term access to data without legal or technical barriers, and some governments have come to view open formats as a public policy issue. Several governments around the world have introduced policies of partial or complete adoption.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com"/> What this means varies from case to case; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard has a national standard identifier; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard is permitted to be used where national regulation says that non-proprietary formats must be used, and in still other cases, it means that some government body has actually decided that ODF will be used in some specific context. The following is an incomplete list:
 
One objective of open formats like OpenDocument is to guarantee long-term access to data without legal or technical barriers, and some governments have come to view open formats as a public policy issue. Several governments around the world have introduced policies of partial or complete adoption.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com"/> What this means varies from case to case; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard has a national standard identifier; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard is permitted to be used where national regulation says that non-proprietary formats must be used, and in still other cases, it means that some government body has actually decided that ODF will be used in some specific context. The following is an incomplete list:
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by Hatas at June 21, 2016 10:57 AM

June 10, 2016

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June 08, 2016

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Richrat4: i added "text editors, word processors" to statement about which office suites will open .odt since textedit was there; i also added Bean (software) to this list

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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
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* [[AbiWord]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/wiki/OpenDocument_support|title=OpenDocument support|publisher=AbiSource community|work=AbiWord Wiki|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref name="abiword">{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/2.4.2.phtml|title=Abiword 2.4.2 Release Notes.|work=abisource.com|accessdate=2009-03-03}}</ref>
 
* [[AbiWord]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/wiki/OpenDocument_support|title=OpenDocument support|publisher=AbiSource community|work=AbiWord Wiki|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref name="abiword">{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/2.4.2.phtml|title=Abiword 2.4.2 Release Notes.|work=abisource.com|accessdate=2009-03-03}}</ref>
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* [[Apache OpenOffice]]
 
* [[Atlantis Word Processor]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/news/1_6_5.htm|title=Atlantis Word Processor 1.6.5 release notes|work=atlantiswordprocessor.com|accessdate=2010-01-28}}</ref>
 
* [[Atlantis Word Processor]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/news/1_6_5.htm|title=Atlantis Word Processor 1.6.5 release notes|work=atlantiswordprocessor.com|accessdate=2010-01-28}}</ref>
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* [[Calibre (software)|Calibre]] [[E-book|ebook]] viewer, converter, editor, and manager
 
* [[Calibre (software)|Calibre]] [[E-book|ebook]] viewer, converter, editor, and manager
 
* [[Calligra Suite]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/ |title=Words |publisher=Calligra Suite |date= |accessdate=23 February 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Calligra Suite]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/ |title=Words |publisher=Calligra Suite |date= |accessdate=23 February 2012}}</ref>

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The original OpenDocument format consists of an [[XML]] document that has <code><document></code> as its [[root element]]. OpenDocument files can also take the format of a [[ZIP (file format)|ZIP]] compressed archive containing a number of files and directories; these can contain binary content and benefit from ZIP's [[lossless compression]] to reduce file size. OpenDocument benefits from [[separation of concerns]] by separating the content, styles, metadata, and application settings into four separate XML files.
 
The original OpenDocument format consists of an [[XML]] document that has <code><document></code> as its [[root element]]. OpenDocument files can also take the format of a [[ZIP (file format)|ZIP]] compressed archive containing a number of files and directories; these can contain binary content and benefit from ZIP's [[lossless compression]] to reduce file size. OpenDocument benefits from [[separation of concerns]] by separating the content, styles, metadata, and application settings into four separate XML files.
   
There is a comprehensive set of example documents in OpenDocument format available.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110715005940/http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archivedate=15 July 2012|title=OpenDocument Sample Documents|year=2006|publisher=[[Intel Corporation]]|accessdate= 12 December 2012|deadurl=yes}}</ref> The whole test suite is available under the [[Creative Commons licenses|Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license]].
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There is a comprehensive set of example documents in OpenDocument format available.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110830170930/http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/ |archivedate=30 August 2011 |title=OpenDocument Sample Documents|year=2006|publisher=[[Intel Corporation]]|accessdate= 12 December 2012|deadurl=yes}}</ref> The whole test suite is available under the [[Creative Commons licenses|Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license]].
   
 
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by GreenC bot at May 31, 2016 10:58 AM

May 25, 2016

Slashdot

CentOS Linux 6.8 Released

An anonymous reader writes: CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux 6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.8 are available here. Softpedia writes: "CentOS Linux 6.8 arrives today with major changes, among which we can mention the latest Linux 2.6.32 kernel release from upstream with support for storing up to 300TB of data on XFS filesystems. The VPN endpoint solution implemented in the NetworkManager network connection manager utility is now provided on the libreswan library instead of the Openswan IPsec implementation used in previous release of the OS, and it looks like the SSLv2 protocol has been disabled by default for the SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), which also comes with support for smart cards now." In addition, the new release comes with updated applications, including the LibreOffice 4.3.7 office suite and Squid 3.4 caching and forwarding web proxy, many of which are supporting the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol, including Git, YUM, Postfix, OpenLDAP, stunnel, and vsftpd. The dmidecode open-source tool now supports SMBIOS 3.0.0, you can now pull kickstart files from HTTPS (Secure HTTP) sources, the NTDp (Network Time Protocol daemon) package has an alternative solution as chrony, SSLv3 has been disabled by default, and there's improved support for Hyper-V.

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by BeauHD at May 25, 2016 11:10 PM

May 19, 2016

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HackerNews

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** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
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** [[Portugal]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.esop.pt/portugal-publishes-open-standards-catalogodf-pdf-and-several-other-standards-are-mandatory/ |title=ESOP » Portugal publishes open standards catalog. ODF, PDF and several other standards are mandatory |publisher=Esop.pt |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
** [[Portugal]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.esop.pt/portugal-publishes-open-standards-catalogodf-pdf-and-several-other-standards-are-mandatory/ |title=ESOP » Portugal publishes open standards catalog. ODF, PDF and several other standards are mandatory |publisher=Esop.pt |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
** [[Slovakia]]
 
** [[Slovakia]]

by The Last V8 at May 17, 2016 07:39 PM

May 11, 2016

Slashdot

Italian Military To Save Up To 29 Million Euro By Migrating To LibreOffice

Reader prisoninmate writes: Following on last year's bold announcement that they will attempt to migrate from proprietary Microsoft Office products to an open-source alternative like LibreOffice, Italy's Ministry of Defense now expects to save up to 29 million Euro with this move. We said it before, and we'll say it again, this is the smartest choice a government institution can do. And to back up this statement, the Italian Ministry of Defense announced that they expect to save between 26 and 29 million Euro over the next few years by migrating to the LibreOffice open-source software for productivity and adopting the Open Document Format (ODF).

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by manishs at May 11, 2016 03:00 PM

May 09, 2016

EC Joinup

Italian military to save 26-29 million Euro by migrating to LibreOffice

The Italian Ministry of Defence expects to save 26-29 million Euro over the coming years by using LibreOffice. The LibreDifesa project aims to eventually migrate all of the organisation's well over 100,000 desktops to the open-source office productivity suite. Taking into account the deadlines set by our current Microsoft Office licences, we will have 75,000 (70%) LibreOffice users by 2017, and an additional 25,000 by 2020, says General Camillo Sileo, Deputy Chief of Department VI, Systems Department C4I, for the Transformation of Defence and General Staff.

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by Adrian Offerman at May 09, 2016 11:19 AM

Planet KDE

Let’s make Text and Vectors Awesome: 2016 Kickstarter

Even while we’re still working on fixing the last bunch of bugs for what promises to become a great 3.0 release, we’re taking the next step! It’s time for the 2016 Krita Kickstarter!
Last year, our backers funded a big performance improvement in the form of the Instant Preview feature and wickedly cool animation support, right in the core of Krita. And a bunch of stretch goals, some of which are already implemented in 3.0, some of which will come in Krita 3.1.

This year, we’re focusing on two big topics: the text tool and the vector layers. Plus, there are a lot of exciting stretch goals for you to vote on!

Krita’s text tool used to be shared with the rest of KOffice, later Calligra. It’s a complete word processor in a box, with bibliography, semantic markup, tables, columns and more! But not much fine typographic control and besides… It has always been a bad fit, it has never worked well!

Now is the time to join us and make it possible to create an awesome text tool, one that is really suitable to what you need text for in Krita: real typographic and artistic control, support for various languages, for translations, for scripts from all over the world. One integrated text tool that is easy to use, puts you in control and can be extended over the years with new features.

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The second topic is vector graphics. It’s related to the text tool, since both are vector layer features. Currently, our vector graphics are defined in the OpenDocument Graphics format, which is fine for office applications, but not great for artwork. There’s already a start for supporting the SVG standard instead, and now’s the time to finish the job! And once we’re SVG to the core, we can start improving the usability of the vector tools themselves, which also suffer from having been designed to work in a word processor, spreadsheet or presentation application. Now that Krita is no longer part of a suite of office applications, we can really focus on making all the tools suitable for artists! Let’s make working with vector art great!

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And of course, there are a bunch of stretch goals, ranging from small ones to a really big stretch goal, Python scripting. Check out the kickstarter page for a full list!

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One of the fun parts of backing a kickstarter project are the rewards. For a Krita kickstarter, these are mostly small, fun things to remember a great campaign by. But we’re trying to do something special this year! After the kickstarter is funded, we will commission Krita artists from all over the world to create art for us that we will use in various rewards!

by Krita News at May 09, 2016 04:36 AM

May 07, 2016

Charles H. Schulz

Not so fast, open standards!

My friend Andrew Updegrove wrote a surprising essay in his latest blog post about the irrelevance of open standards. More exactly his point, if I understood correctly, was that open standards were becoming irrelevant as a topic as everyone is using and relying on them, and the software industry can no longer afford to play the game of vendor lock-in towards customers, partners and competitors. If that’s Andy’s opinion I happen to disagree with it, but only partially. Let me explain.

Open Standards fading into oblivion as something that’s not interesting and yet so mundane because everyone would rely on them is somewhat of a good news I think. It is likely that some parts of the industry, such as cloud computing players, cannot afford to “invent” brand new proprietary platforms. Whatever you do, if this particular case is an example, is to design and develop a platform, an infrastructure or a service that is either OpenStack based, or at least fully capable of interfacing itself through Swift, AWS, Azure compatible or otherwise open APIs. While these are not all open standards, it’s a good thing: downstream players want to be compatible, but the upstream, major cloud technologies are open to some large extent as well as it is in their interest to be used and relied upon by the largest part of the market.

There are however some hiccups with vendor lock-in, in cloud computing or elsewhere. It just hasn’t disappeared. The lock-in still exists through proprietary or otherwise unimplementable file formats; through undocumented protocols and weak or non existent reversibility clauses. Vendor lock-in has not gone away, it has become more subtle by moving up the ladder. If your entire business processes are hosted and run by a cloud service provider there may be some good reasons for you to have made that choice; but the day the need for another provider or another platform is felt the real test will be to know if it is possible to back up your data and processes and rebuild them elsewhere and in a different way. That’s an area where open standards could really help and will play an increasing role. Another area where open standards are still contentious is multimedia: remember what happened to Mozilla in 2015 when they chose to embed proprietary, DRM-riddled codecs because of industry pressure.

Now Andrew suggests that the market is turning to FOSS the same way they first turned to open standards. True enough, FOSS has never been as popular as it is today, but I do not believe for a moment that it is because I.T. professionals or their clients understand what Free & Open Source Software is. That’s unfortunate of course, and we do need to keep in mind that open standards and FOSS, while being quite compatible, are two widely different things.

To come back to the original point, I believe something more incidental may explain his perception. ODF-logoFrom about 2006 to 2010, the world of open standards was full of exciting initiatives, global battles for market domination or liberation. Let’s mention a few of these: html5, microformats, RDF, ebXML and of course ODF, with the OOXML saga. That’s a lot in 4 to 5 years even for the tech industry. In some cases these standards have defined today’s state of the art, in others, they’re found anywhere on the Internet and the enterprise. After these years, open standards continued to grow of course; but the politics cooled down a bit and the bubble deflated.

Open standards are not going away, they still matter and I’m sure they will come back in the spotlight just like with pretty much everything in the I.T. industry. Look, we’re talking again about A.I. I can’t wait for the moment we’ll be bombarded by some paradigm shift in e-commerce or with the fat client as in, fat client and thin server in opposition to the thin client and the fat server where all the logic comes from the server. But I digress. Open standards help everyone who want to have a part to play in the game. Whether that standard ends up being used or not, replaced or opposed by another open standard is not what matters: that’s the life of standards. I’m confident we will see their importance being highlighted again for everyone soon or later.

by Charles at May 07, 2016 09:10 AM

April 26, 2016

Slashdot

Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office 365

Martin Brinkmann, writing for Ghacks: Open365 is an open source Office 365 alternative that allows you to edit or create documents online, and to sync files with the cloud. The service is in beta currently but you can sign up for it already on the official website. You may use it using a web browser, download clients for Windows, Mac or Linux desktop machines, or for Android. An iOS client is in the making currently and will be made available as well soon. Open 365 offers two main features that you can make use of. First, it enables you to synchronize files between devices you use and the cloud. Second, it allows you to view, edit and create documents in the cloud using the technology provided by the Open Source Office suite LibreOffice Online for that.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by manishs at April 26, 2016 04:30 PM