Planet ODF

December 19, 2014

UK Government

Corporate information: Research at DfE

Updated: Added 2 expressions of interest notifications.

Overview

Our social research aims to provide high-quality evidence to inform policy development and delivery.

Building evidence into our services is crucial to improving the education and children’s services we provide. We have published a collection of papers which set out research priorities and questions across education and children’s services for the research community, sector and department. We hope these papers will encourage researchers, sector organisations and practitioners to discuss research needs and contribute to the development of our policy and practice.

More information on how we are building evidence into education and children’s services is available from our ‘research priorities for education and children’s services’ collection.

Publications

You can find our published research reports from the last 5 years in GOV.UK’s publications section.

Archived publications

Our archived research is available from the National Archives.

Current research

You can find a list of our current research contracts on Contracts Finder.

Invitations to tender for new projects

You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) in order to be considered for an invitation to tender. Please use the expression of interest form (ODT, 29.7KB) to be considered. To express an interest you must first be registered with us and will need your ID number.

To register, please complete the supplier registration form.

All contracts are let on the basis of our terms and conditions. We encourage you to read the EOI guide before submitting your EOI. There is also a style guide and template for contractors writing research publications.

Submission of an EOI does not guarantee an invitation to tender, and the department does not routinely advise organisations that they have not been successful. However, we will provide feedback if you request it.

Calls for expressions of interest

Project 2014027 (1 of 2): Evidence on the impact of working longer for the teachers’ working longer review

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are invited for project 2014027: Evidence on the impact of working longer for the teachers’ working longer review (PDF, 220KB, 3 pages) . The deadline for expressions of interest is midday on 12 January 2015.

Project 2014027 (2 of 2): Evidence on the employment practice for the teachers’ working longer review

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are invited for project 2014027: Evidence on the employment practice for the teachers’ working longer review (PDF, 222KB, 4 pages) . The deadline for expressions of interest is midday on 12 January 2015.

EOI ID number and general enquiries

If you have a query about your EOI ID number, please email us at: enquiries.rbu@education.gsi.gov.uk.

For all other enquiries about the Department for Education’s research, please contact us.

Research centres

From 2010 to 2014 we worked with a number of independent organisations who provided us with national and international evidence. The following research centres were under contract with DfE and are now finishing the work commissioned by us:

December 19, 2014 11:36 AM

December 18, 2014

Planet KDE

Leaving KO

Inge, Tobias and I founded KO GmbH in 2007 in Magdeburg. We named it KOfficeSource, because we believed that KOffice, which is Calligra these days, was getting ready for the big time, especially on mobile. Nokia was beginning to invest heavily into open source, Intel joining in with Moblin, the times were heady and exciting! After a bit of rough-and-tumble about the name, we renamed KOfficeSource GmbH to KO GmbH and from 2010 on, we were in business!

For a couple of years we had a great time. We ported Calligra to Maemo, Meego, Sailfish and Windows. We created half a dozen mobile versions of the core Calligra applications: viewers, editors. Along the way, we found some other customers, next to Nokia and Intel: NLNet helped with the port to Windows, SKF used Calligra in their Orpheus ball-bearing modeling tool as the report-writing component, ROSA was getting interested in the WebODF technology we had developed together with NLNet.

Our customers were happy: we really delivered amazing technology, applications with a great user experience, were good at working together with other teams and, well, basically, we always delivered. Whether it was C++, Python or Javascript, Qt, QML or HTML5.

Then things began to go awry. Even after dropping Meego, Nokia was still a customer of ours for some time, but we were doing prototype stuff in j2me for Asha phones. Not really exciting! ROSA went broke. We lost SKF as a customer when they had to reorganize to turn their development process around. Other customers had to cut down -- and we were also basically a bunch of tech nerds with no idea about doing sales: until now we never had to do sales.

Which meant that we failed to build enough of a business to sustain ourselves. We tried to expand, with Krita being an obvious choice for a mature product. But that still needed sales, and we failed at that, too.

So, from January on, I'll be no longer with KO GmbH. The Krita Foundation has taken over Krita on Steam and the support for the Krita Studio customers. We'll first release Krita 2.9, which is going to be awesome! And then, I'll be looking for work again, as a project lead or developer, freelance or with a company, on Krita or something else altogether.

by Boudewijn Rempt (boud) at December 18, 2014 10:01 AM

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Bedre ODF-støtte i Google Drive - digi.no


digi.no

Bedre ODF-støtte i Google Drive
digi.no
Til tross for mye fokus på åpen kildekode og åpne formater, så har ikke Googles nettskybaserte dokumentapplikasjoner hatt særlig god støtte for Open Document Format (ODF), som er standardformatet i blant annet OpenOffice. Blant annet har støtten for ...

December 18, 2014 09:23 AM

Google Drive: Cloud-Dienst unterstützt jetzt auch das ODF-Format - netzwelt.de


netzwelt.de

Google Drive: Cloud-Dienst unterstützt jetzt auch das ODF-Format
netzwelt.de
Überdies ist es möglich, Texte und Tabellen im ODF-Format aus Google Drive zu exportieren. Für Präsentationsdateien steht diese Option noch aus. Darüber hinaus bietet Google Drive nun auch Unterstützung für verbundene Zellen in Tabellendokumenten ...
Google erweitert Drive um ODF-SupportZDNet.de
Google Drive importiert mehr ODF-DateienHeise Newsticker
Google Docs unterstützt freies OpenDocument FormatderStandard.at
PC-Welt -WinFuture -IT Magazine
all 14 news articles »

December 18, 2014 09:15 AM

December 17, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Google досрочно запустил поддержку Open Document Format в Google Drive - Nixp.Ru


Google досрочно запустил поддержку Open Document Format в Google Drive
Nixp.Ru
Согласно сообщению в Google+ — Google Drive теперь поддерживает открытые форматы ODF. Пользователи могут редактировать текстовый формат (.odt), таблицы (.ods) и презентации (.odp). Ранее в Google Drive поддержка ODF была на ...

December 17, 2014 08:46 PM

Google Drive: Online-Office bekommt ODF-Support - CHIP Online


PC-Welt

Google Drive: Online-Office bekommt ODF-Support
CHIP Online
Gänzlich neu ist die Unterstützung von ODF nicht; Textdokumente und Tabellen ließen sich bereits in der Vergangenheit mit Google Drive bearbeiten. Dabei gab es jedoch teils erhebliche Kompatibilitätsprobleme, die nun nicht mehr auftreten sollen.
Google Docs unterstützt freies OpenDocument FormatderStandard.at
Google Drive bekommt ODF-Support und Sprachsuche für AndroidPC-Welt
Google Drive unterstützt nun offiziell den OpenDocument-ImportWinFuture
IT Magazine
all 10 news articles »

December 17, 2014 08:40 PM

Google Drive importiert mehr ODF-Dateien - Heise Newsticker


PC Games

Google Drive importiert mehr ODF-Dateien
Heise Newsticker
In erster Linie dürfte Google mit dieser Ergänzung der Tatsache Rechnung tragen, dass Dateien in einem ODF-Format inzwischen eine Anforderung vieler Beschaffungsprojekte auch von öffentlichen Einrichtungen sind, beispielsweise in Frankreich, ...
Google Docs unterstützt freies OpenDocument FormatderStandard.at
Google Drive unterstützt nun offiziell den OpenDocument-ImportWinFuture

all 7 news articles »

December 17, 2014 12:16 PM

Google Drive importiert mehr ODF-Dateien - Mac & i


Google Drive importiert mehr ODF-Dateien
Mac & i
In erster Linie dürfte Google mit dieser Ergänzung der Tatsache Rechnung tragen, dass Dateien in einem ODF-Format inzwischen eine Anforderung vieler Beschaffungsprojekte auch von öffentlichen Einrichtungen sind, beispielsweise in Frankreich, ...

December 17, 2014 12:16 PM

Google Drive adds ODF support, voice search for Android, and app uploads for ... - ZDNet


​Google Drive adds ODF support, voice search for Android, and app uploads for ...
ZDNet
First up, Google has added support for three main ODF file formats. The update may give Google a better chance of bidding for work with organisations like the UK government, which from July required all office suites to support ODF, the format used by ...

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December 17, 2014 11:53 AM

Google Docs unterstützt freies OpenDocument Format - derStandard.at


PC Games

Google Docs unterstützt freies OpenDocument Format
derStandard.at
Zwar war es bisher schon möglich zum Teil entsprechende Dokumente bei Google Docs zu importieren, die Kompatibilität ließ aber einiges zu wünschen übrig. Nun wird ODF 1.2 vollständig unterstützt, der Support für das ODP-Format für Präsentationen ist ...
Google Drive: Online-Office bekommt ODF-SupportCHIP Online
Google Drive unterstützt nun offiziell den OpenDocument-ImportWinFuture

all 8 news articles »

December 17, 2014 11:34 AM

Google Docs umí otevírat a převádět dokumenty ODF - Živě.cz


Google Docs umí otevírat a převádět dokumenty ODF
Živě.cz
Webová kancelář od Googlu si nově poradí i s dokumenty z rodiny ODF – Open Document Format. Ty používají především kancelářské balíky LibreOffice a OpenOffice. Google Docs je nyní umí otevřít a převést do svého nativního formátu. Podpora se týká jak ...

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December 17, 2014 10:17 AM

December 16, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Google Opens Up Drive File Support By Adding ODF File Importing - Android Headlines - Android News


Google Opens Up Drive File Support By Adding ODF File Importing
Android Headlines - Android News
The new features include support for importing all three of the major ODF file formats, for files created within programs like Open Office for example. If you use Drive, you can import .odt files for documents, .ods files for spreadsheets, and .odp ...
Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of scheduleInfoWorld

all 4 news articles »

December 16, 2014 10:00 PM

Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule - InfoWorld


Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule
InfoWorld
Change tracking information, annotations, and other metadata gets lost in the import process and doesn't get exported, so for both companies, ODF is seen as a migration format rather than as a working format. That will have to change, because there's ...

December 16, 2014 08:50 PM

December 15, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Google Promises Better Compatibility with Open Source Documents - The VAR Guy


Google Promises Better Compatibility with Open Source Documents
The VAR Guy
Google (GOOG) may soon be taking open OpenDocumentFormat (ODF), the native file format in virtually all modern open source word processors, like LibreOffice and OpenOffice, more seriously. That's according to a statement from Google's open source ...

December 15, 2014 12:53 AM

December 14, 2014

Planet KDE

Calligra 2.9 Beta Released

We’re pleased to present you the first beta release in 2.9 series of Calligra Suite for testing! We will focus on fixing issues including those that you’d report. All thus to make the final release of 2.9 expected in January 2015 as stable as possible!

When you update many improvements and a few new features will be installed, mostly in Kexi and Krita as well as general ones. Finally in 2.9 a new app, Calligra Gemini, appears. Read below to see why it may be of interest to you.

New Features and Improvements in This Release

New Integration: Displaying office documents in Okular

Calligra document plugin for Okular

Calligra document plugin for Okular showing a DOC file

A new plugin for Okular, KDE’s universal document viewer, enables Okular to use the Calligra office engine for displaying documents in the formats OpenDocument Text (ODT), MS Word (DOC, DOCX) and WordPerfect (WPD). It supplements the existing plugin from Calligra that gives Okular ability to display OpenDocument Presentation (ODP) and MS Powerpoint (PPT, PPTX) formats.

The Calligra office engine has been used for the default document viewers on the smartphones Nokia N9 and Jolla, the Android app COffice, and other mobile editions of Calligra. So it makes sense to also use the Calligra office engine for the document reader from KDE, coming with a UI designed for document consumption for people who want to read, but not edit office documents.

New application: Calligra Gemini

Text document edited on laptop computerThe same text document in tablet mode

The same text document edited on laptop computer and in tablet mode

Calligra Gemini debuts in 2.9, a novel application encasing word processor and presentation Calligra components can function both as a traditional desktop application used with a mouse and keyboard, and transform into a touch friendly application on the go. This changes the experience to one suitable for all-touch devices without the inconvenience of having to switch to a separate application.

Read more about story behind the app.

Kexi – Visual Database Applications Builder

Many usability improvements and bug fixes. Forms have finally been ported from Qt 3 to Qt 4.

  • General:
    • New: Simplify and automatize bug reporting; OS and Platform information is auto-selected on bugs.kde.org.
    • New: Make side panes lighter by removing frames in all styles except Oxygen
    • New: Added “Close all tabs” action to main window tabs.
    • Improve appearance of main tabbed toolbar for GTK+ and Oxygen styles. (bug 341150)
    • Improve handling permission errors on database creation. Do not allow to create a new SQLite-based .kexi file if: non-writable folder is selected, relative path is selected (unsafe), non-file path is selected (perhaps a folder).
    • Do not crash when Kexi is unable to find plugins; display message and exit.
    • Fix right-to-left user interface support in side panes.
    • Simplify “Save password” checkbox text in database connection editor and add direct what’s this button.
    • Disable ability of setting left/right sidebars floatable (like in Dolphin, improve stability)
    • Remove redundant ‘find’ action from the main toolbar. It’s already available in local context where it really works.
    • Move the ‘Export data table’ from the main toolbar to a local table and query object’s menu.
    • Improve user-visible messages.
  • Forms:
    • New: Port Kexi Forms to Qt4’s scroll area, a milestone leading to Qt5-based Kexi.
    • Improve translation support in Forms’ action selection dialog
  • Reports:
    • New: Added inline editing for labels in Report Designer.
    • New: Added “Do you want to open exported document?” question when report is exported to a Text/Spreadsheet/as Web Page.
    • Print reports in High DPI (precision). (bug 340598)

Krita – Creative Sketching & Painting App

  • New: Krita can now open multiple images in one window
  • New: Perspective transform
  • New: Liquify transform
  • New: Cage transform
  • New: Selection-shaped gradients
  • New: Several new filters
  • New: A HSV color selector
  • New: It’s now possible to edit the alpha channel separately
  • New: A new feature to split a layer into several layers by color
  • Thin line quality has been improved
  • Anti-aliasing of the transform tool has been improved
  • It’s now much easier to create masks and convert between masks and layers
  • Vector object scaling and resolution has been fixed
  • The smudge brush has been made more correct
  • Steps on the Undo history can now be merged
  • The brush preset system has been improved to make it possible to temporarily lock changes to a preset during a session
  • The G’Mic filter has been updated and there are previews now
  • Missing: Photoshop layer styles and PSD layer masks: we’re working hard on those, but they aren’t done yet. We’re working to have them ready by the end of January. The animation tool has been disabled for refactoring. In Beta 1, Sketch and Gemini have been disabled.

Calligra Words – Word Processor

Layouting has been reworked to fix many small rendering glitches. It is the first required step before more page layouting features can be added as well as dynamic page layout changes.

Try It Out

What’s Next and How to Help?

We’re approaching the era of 2.9 to be released in early 2015. It will be followed by Calligra 3.0 based on new technologies later in 2015.

You can meet us to share your thoughts or offer your support on general Calligra forums or dedicated Kexi or Krita forums. Many improvements are only possible thanks to the fact that we’re working together within the awesome community.

(some Calligra apps need new maintainers, you can become one, it’s fun!)

How and Why to Support Calligra?

Calligra apps may be totally free, but their development is costly. Power, hardware, office space, internet access, travelling for meetings – everything costs. Direct donation is the easiest and fastest way to efficiently support your favourite applications. Everyone, regardless of any degree of involvement can do so. You can choose to:

About Calligra

Calligra Suite is a graphic art and office suite developed by the KDE community. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, databases, vector graphics, and digital painting. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org.

by Calligra News at December 14, 2014 10:37 AM

December 12, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Making federal data more useful and accessible to fuel media and democracy - Journalist's Resource


Journalist's Resource

Making federal data more useful and accessible to fuel media and democracy
Journalist's Resource
It doesn't have to be in a proprietary format either (.XLS or .XLSX). Why not ODF (an open source format)? CSV files are increasingly standard, which is a good thing. While the latter can only handle data single sheets, they are accessible to all, no ...

December 12, 2014 09:01 PM

Google embraces open doc formats, US Marines choose Linux, and more - opensource.com


Google embraces open doc formats, US Marines choose Linux, and more
opensource.com
The article quotes Chris DiBona, Google's head of open source, who said "support for exporting ODS and ODT files in ODF 1.2 format (the one used by all modern suites including MS Office and LibreOffice) is now under development." A reason for this move ...

and more »

December 12, 2014 12:02 PM

Google embraces open doc formats, US Marines choose Linux, and more - opensource.com


Google embraces open doc formats, US Marines choose Linux, and more
opensource.com
The article quotes Chris DiBona, Google's head of open source, who said "support for exporting ODS and ODT files in ODF 1.2 format (the one used by all modern suites including MS Office and LibreOffice) is now under development." A reason for this move ...

and more »

December 12, 2014 12:02 PM

Planet AbiWord

Alan Horkan: OpenRaster and OpenDocument

OpenRaster is a file format for layered images. The OpenRaster specification is small and relatively easy to understand, essentially each layer is represented by a PNG image, and other information is contained written in XML and it is all contained in a Zip Archive. OpenRaster is inspired by OpenDocument.
OpenDocument is a group of different file formats, including word processing, spreadsheets, and vector drawings. The specification is huge and continues to grow. It cleverly reuses many existing standards, avoiding repeating old mistakes, and building on existing knowledge.

OpenRaster can and should reuse more from OpenDocument.



It is easy to say but putting it into practice is harder. OpenDocument is a huge standard so where to begin? I am not even talking about the OpenDocument Graphics (.odg) specifically but more generally than that. It is best that show it with an example. So I created an example OpenRaster image with some fractal designs. You can unzip this file and see that like a standard OpenRaster file it contains:


fractal.ora  
 ├ mimetype
 ├ stack.xml
 ├ data/
 │  ├ layer0.png
 │  ├ layer1.png
 │  ├ layer2.png
 │  ├ layer3.png
 │  ├ layer4.png
 │  └ layer5.png
 ├ Thumbnails/
 │  └ thumbnail.png
 └ mergedimage.png

It also unusually contains two other files manifest.xml content.xml. Despite the fact that OpenDocument is a huge standard the minimum requirements for a valid OpenDocument file comes down to just a few files. The manifest is a list of all the files contained in the archive, and content.xml is the main body of the file, and does some of the things that stack.xml does in OpenRaster (for the purposes of this example, it does many other things too). The result of these two extra files, a few kilobytes of extra XML, is that the image is both OpenRaster AND OpenDocument "compatible" too. Admittedly it is an extremely small tiny subset of OpenDocument but it allows a small intersection between the two formats. You can test it for yourself, rename the file from .ora .odg and LibreOffice can open the image.

To better demonstrate the point, I wanted to "show it with code!" I decided to modify Pinta (a Paint program written in GTK and C#) and my changes are on GitHub. The relevant file is Pinta/Pinta.Core/ImageFormats/OraFormat.cs which is the OpenRaster importer and exporter.

This is a proof of concept, it is limited and not useful to ordinary users. The point is only to show that OpenRaster could borrow more from OpenDocument. It is a small bit of compatibility that is not important by itself but being part of the larger group could be useful.

December 12, 2014 05:09 AM

December 08, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Is Google coming back to the open community on document formats? - ComputerworldUK


Is Google coming back to the open community on document formats?
ComputerworldUK
Chris DiBona, head of open source at Google, told the PlugFest audience that support for exporting ODS and ODT files in ODF 1.2 format (the one used by all modern suites including MS Office and LibreOffice) is now under development. He also said that ...

December 08, 2014 05:17 PM

UK Government

Supporting page: HMRC Campaigns

Updated: Added info on the Solicitors Tax Campaign.

HMRC runs campaigns that are designed to:

  • help people to bring their tax affairs up to date
  • help them keep them that way, and
  • help stop them getting it wrong in the first place

These campaigns are part of HMRC’s approach to tax compliance.

How they work

We do this by:

  • providing opportunities that make it easier to be compliant – including offering an incentive to self-correct
  • bringing together a basket of activities to encourage voluntary compliance in the target population
  • looking for opportunities to inform customers who are entering the targeted risk area for the first time
  • using what is learned to help HMRC to improve processes to deal more efficiently with customers in the future

What they mean for customers

Our campaigns offer people a chance to get their tax affairs in order on the best possible terms. They provide tools and information to help people do that; to help people keep their affairs in order; and to help stop people getting it wrong in the first place.

Where people choose not to take the chance to set the record straight, we use the information, gathered before and during the campaign, to conduct follow-up work. This includes investigations and prosecutions.

If you think you have unpaid tax that you want to report and pay to us, please contact the Campaigns Voluntary Disclosure Helpline, 8.00 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday, on 0845 601 5041

The results of HMRC campaigns

Since 2007, HMRC campaigns have collected over £596 million in tax from people coming to us, and over £338 million from a large number of follow-up activities. There are a number of criminal investigations underway and eight people have been convicted of cheating the public revenue, with custodial sentences totaling in excess of 10 years handed down and leading to the recovery of £593,000.

Campaign Total Revenue as at 30 Oct 2014
Tax Health Plan £69,323,173
Tax Catch Up Plan £2,948,256
Value Added Tax Outstanding Returns £37,812,885
VAT Initiative £22,271,526
Plumbers Tax Safe Plan £22,166,777
Electricians Tax Safe Plan £15,747,864
E Marketplaces £8,974,292
Direct Selling £495,133
Tax Returns Initiative £86,163,464
My Tax Return Catch Up £32,502,644
Property Sales £7,504,112
Offshore Disclosure Facility £512,190,000
Offshore New Disclosure Opportunity £156,923,070
Campaigns Consequential Disclosures* £5,116,343
Let Property 7,852,753
Health Well Being Tax Plan £809,505
Second Income Update February 2015
TOTAL £988,801,797

*These disclosures are from individuals not targeted by any Campaign who have voluntarily come forward and used the Campaigns disclosure line to tell us about undeclared income.

Current HMRC campaigns

Solicitors Tax Campaign

The Solicitors Tax Campaign gives solicitors working in a partnership or company, or as an individual, the chance to tell HMRC about any income they haven’t declared.

Find out more about HMRC’s Solicitors Tax Campaign, or call the Solicitors Tax Campaign helpline between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday on 0300 013 4749.

Credit Card Sales Campaign

The Credit Card Sales Campaign is aimed at individuals or businesses that accept credit or debit card payments. It offers them an opportunity to bring their tax affairs up to date.

Find out more about HMRC’s Credit Card Sales Campaign, or call the Credit Card Sales Campaign Hotline between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 0300 123 9272.

Second Incomes Campaign

The Second Incomes Campaign offers employees who have not declared additional untaxed income a chance to pay the tax they owe.

Find out more about HMRC’s Second Incomes Campaign, or call the Second Incomes Campaign Hotline between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 0300 123 0945.

Let Property Campaign

The Let Property Campaign targets the residential property letting market and offers a chance for landlords in this sector to get up to date or put right any errors they have made and then remain compliant.

Find out more about HMRC’s Let Property Campaign or call the Let Property Campaign Hotline between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 03000 514479.

Past HMRC Campaigns

Health and Wellbeing Campaign

The Health and Wellbeing campaign gave professionals working in Health and Wellbeing an opportunity to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best possible terms. This included physiotherapists, chiropractors, chiropodists, osteopaths, occupational therapists, those working in homeopathy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, reflexology, nutrition, as well as psychology, speech therapy, arts therapy.

The deadline for making your disclosure and paying what you owe was 6 April 2014.

People who missed the opportunity can still make a disclosure by using the Campaign Voluntary Disclosure Helpline on 0300 123 1077 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 6:30pm.

The original guidance on how to make your voluntary disclosure is still available.

My Tax Return Catch Up Plan

The My Tax Return Catch Up Plan was aimed at people who received a tax return or notice to file a return for years up to and including 2011-12, and who had not acted. People had until 15 October 2013 to file all their outstanding tax returns and pay what they owe. After that, HMRC began to take a much closer look at their tax affairs. By using this campaign to come forward, customers received the best terms available.

Property Sales Campaign

The Property Sales campaign is a chance for people to bring their tax up to date if they have sold a residential property, in the UK or abroad, that’s not their main home. If people made a profit but have not told HMRC, they might not have paid the right amount of tax. To take advantage of the best possible terms people needed to have voluntarily disclosed income or gains and to have paid what they owed by 6 September 2013.

The disclosure deadline has now passed and our follow up compliance work focused on those who should have come forward is underway. Although the terms on offer during the disclosure are no longer guaranteed, it will still be better for anyone who has something to tell us about to come forward.

Direct Selling campaign

The Direct Selling campaign gave people involved in direct selling, who had not told HMRC about all of their income, a chance to bring their tax up to date on the best possible terms. Direct selling is where people sell directly to customers usually door to door or in customers’ homes or the workplace.

The voluntary disclosure opportunity offered as part of the Direct Selling campaign closed on 28 February 2013. Cases are now being considered for follow-up action.

VAT Outstanding Returns campaign

The VAT Outstanding Returns campaign was a chance for those who ere registered for VAT, but had not sent in all of their VAT Returns, to bring their VAT Returns and payments up to date on the best possible terms.

The voluntary opportunity offered as part of the VAT Outstanding Returns campaign closed on the 28 February 2013. The identification of cases suitable for compliance checks and criminal investigation is ongoing.

Tax Return Initiative

The Tax Return Initiative was aimed at higher rate tax paying individuals who had been sent a Self Assessment (SA) tax return, or had been told they should send one in, but had not submitted a return.

The Tax Return Initiative voluntary disclosure opportunity closed on 2 October 2012. HMRC is following up against those targeted in this campaign who chose not to take part. This includes issuing estimates of the amount of tax owed and collecting payment through court action or by using a debt collection agency.

e-Marketplaces campaign

The e-Marketplaces campaign was a chance for those who use electronic marketplace websites to buy and sell goods as a trade or business, but who had not paid what they owe, to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best possible terms.

The voluntary disclosure opportunity offered as part of the e-marketplaces campaign (e-MDF) closed in September 2012. HMRC is successfully continuing to use the data gathered to support the campaign to identify those who should have come forward but chose not to. HMRC are looking for cases suitable for investigation.

Tax Catch Up Plan for tutors and coaches

The Tax Catch Up Plan is for those who provide private tuition, instruction and coaching, either as a main or as a secondary income - which they choose not to tell HMRC about. Whilst the time limited voluntary disclosure opportunity closed on 31 March 2012 it is still better to come forward to HMRC as we continue to look for cases suitable for investigation

The VAT Initiative

The VAT Initiative campaign focused on individuals and businesses operating at or above the VAT threshold who had not registered for VAT. Those that came forward were given help by HMRC to pay what they owe and to claim VAT repayments. HMRC continues to help those that came forward to get their affairs in order.

HMRC continues to follow up on those businesses where the information held suggests that the VAT turnover threshold had been exceeded. This could lead to the compulsory registration of businesses and a possible ‘failure to notify’ penalty of up to 100 per cent of the VAT due.

Electricians’ Tax Safe Plan

The Electricians Tax Safe Plan was an opportunity for people who install, maintain and test electrical systems, equipment and appliances, who had not told HMRC about all their income in the past, to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best possible terms.

The voluntary disclosure opportunity closed in August 2012.

Plumbers’ Tax Safe Plan

The Plumbers Tax Safe Plan was a chance for people working as plumbers, gas fitters, heating engineers and associated trades, who had not told HMRC about all their income in the past, to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best possible terms.

The voluntary disclosure opportunity closed in August 2011. As at 30 June 2012, six plumbers have been convicted with more expected to follow.

Medics Tax Health Plan

The Medics Tax Health Plan first offered a voluntary opportunity for doctors and dentists, with tax to pay, to get their affairs up to date with the benefit of a fixed penalty.

The voluntary opportunity closed in June 2010. The disclosures included one individual payment of over £1 million by a doctor and one of over £300,000 by a dentist. Our risk and intervention programme is ongoing so for those who need to it is still better to come forward to HMRC.

New (offshore) Disclosure Opportunity

The New Disclosure Opportunity was designed to provide one final chance for UK based individuals and businesses, with unpaid tax linked to an offshore account or asset, to make a disclosure and put their affairs in order. 15 individual payments over £500,000 four of which were in excess of £1 million.

The New (offshore) Disclosure Opportunity was open to those with any offshore interest, assets or accounts. Data from financial institutions was provided and HMRC has used this and other information to open thousands of enquiries.

Offshore Disclosure Facility

The Offshore Disclosure Facility was the first HMRC campaign and ran between April and November 2007.

The Offshore Disclosure Facility was based on data obtained from five major UK financial institutions. Like the New (offshore) Disclosure Opportunity, it gave people or businesses with unpaid tax connected to an offshore account or asset an opportunity to make a full disclosure of liabilities and to pay duties, interest and penalties due.

The campaign was the first of its kind and provided information and understanding of the way offshore accounts and assets were used that was carried into the first full offshore campaign (the New (offshore) Disclosure Opportunity) covering all institutions offering offshore facilities to UK based entities. After the ODF HMRC made follow up enquiries, mainly based on data gathered following a successful application for notices on five major UK financial institutions.

December 08, 2014 11:22 AM

December 05, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

LibreOffice 4.3, First Take: Still desktop-bound - ZDNet


ZDNet

LibreOffice 4.3, First Take: Still desktop-bound
ZDNet
LibreOffice continues to warn you that documents you save in the Office formats may not retain all their contents, but using its own ODF format doesn't preserve compatibility either — images in a document we saved as ODT darkened to the point of ...

December 05, 2014 02:04 AM

December 01, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Kampagne für die Bereitstellung aller EU-Dokumente in offenen Standardformaten - Pro-Linux


Kampagne für die Bereitstellung aller EU-Dokumente in offenen Standardformaten
Pro-Linux
Die Europäische Kommission selbst empfiehlt seit einiger Zeit, editierbare Dokumente in mindestens zwei Formaten zu publizieren, die als ISO-Standards normiert wurden. Es handelt sich dabei um das Open Document Format (ODF) und Office Open XML.

December 01, 2014 01:04 PM

November 30, 2014

Planet KDE

Comparing text style support in Calligra, Abiword and LibreOffice

KDE Project:

This weekend I spent time on preparing for the ODF Plugfest again. The test software ODFAutoTests now has many more tests. Most new tests are for text styles. I've created tests for each of the possible attributes in <style:text-properties/>.

You can have a look at the results *here*. If you want to recreate the tests, you can download a compiled version of the test software. It can be run like this:

usage: java -jar odftester.jar [-c <arg>] -i <arg> -r <arg> -t <arg>
 -c,--run-config <arg>   xml file that contains the instructions for running the
                         loading and saving of the documents in the various ODF
                         implementations. If this option is absent, the files
                         will not be loaded and saved, but the files from
                         results-dir will be analyzed into a report
 -i,--input-dir <arg>    the directory for the documents that are generated from
                         the test definition
 -r,--result-dir <arg>   the directory for the results of the loading and saving
                         of the files from input-dir
 -t,--tests <arg>        xml file that contains the tests

To run it you'll also need to download the configuration and test description files.

I'm happy to receive test files for more ODF tests or configuration settings to run the tests with more ODF software. It's only one more week to the ODF Plugfest.

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by Jos van den Oever (vandenoever) at November 30, 2014 10:59 PM

Table View and Report Barcodes junior jobs

KDE Project:

Kexi has improved quite a bit since the last time, especially in Reports. We're close to supplementary 2.8.7 release within Calligra, then 2.9 will follow and Qt5/KF5-based 3.0 with a shiny mask.

We're about to reach the point where it's very very hard to find comparable Free Software reporting tool in terms of usability. If you don't know why reporting software may be useful, try to generate 50 or 500 pages PDF out of structured data with just mouse clicks and no programming. Get the report file generated in 2 seconds or less. Or print the report directly without creating intermediate PDF or ODF or HTML files that will pollute your computer... It's data that matters.

All this is only possible because smart people join the effort. Today two new Junior Jobs appeared for software engineers: for Table View and Report Barcodes. Don't be shy :)

1. Port "Interleaved 2 of 5" barcodes support from OpenRPT

2. Add "Open as Query" action to Table local menu

PS: Reminder, there are still many smaller jobs for Kexi Reports. More Junior Jobs can be spotted here.

PS2: And did you know the Reports contains a reusable reporting library that would be public once ported to Qt 5?




Marco Orazi, by nc nd



                              

by Jarosław Staniek (jstaniek) at November 30, 2014 12:27 AM

November 29, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Archive of #AskChampika: Twitter Q&A with Champika Ranawaka - Groundviews


Groundviews

Archive of #AskChampika: Twitter Q&A with Champika Ranawaka
Groundviews
An archive of all the tweets can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet (XLS) here or in the OpenDocument Format (ODF) here. Note that in our experience, the archives don't behave well using the currently available version of Excel for Apple OS X and ...

and more »

November 29, 2014 03:21 AM

November 28, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Make your files collaboration-friendly - Business Management Daily


Make your files collaboration-friendly
Business Management Daily
Wallen offers some tips to help make your files easy to share. • Utilize open standard format. “Instead of opting for the proprietary Microsoft formats, switch to one that's welcomed by nearly all office suites: ODF. You'll find a much more seamless ...

November 28, 2014 04:05 PM

November 27, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

CloudStack and OSS generally - IT-Director.com (blog)


CloudStack and OSS generally
IT-Director.com (blog)
... Met Office), will be talking about his practical experience with managing OSS. It is just a real pity that the BCS CMSG sent its flier out in proprietary DOCX format instead of the OASIS Open Standard ODF format, which even the UK government now ...

November 27, 2014 11:37 AM

Archive of tweets on 2015 Presidential Election - Groundviews


Groundviews

Archive of tweets on 2015 Presidential Election
Groundviews
Accordingly, Groundviews will archive tweets week by week, and make available all the content through a web interface, Excel (XLS) and OpenDocument Format (ODF). Note that in our experience, the archives don't behave well using the currently available ...

November 27, 2014 09:04 AM

November 24, 2014

Planet KDE

ODFAutoTests gearing up towards the 10th ODF Plugfest in London

In two weeks time, users and developers of OpenDocument Format software will meet up for a two day ODF plugfest in London. In preparation of the plugfest, I have spent last weekend, refreshing ODFAutoTests. ODFAutoTests is a tool for creating test documents for ODF software and running these documents through the different implementations. If you want to help out with improving OpenDocument Format, please come to the plugfest, or participate online. Writing tests with ODFAutoTests is a great way to help make the 10th ODF Plugfest a success.

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by Jos van den Oever (vandenoever) at November 24, 2014 11:07 PM

November 21, 2014

ODF Wikipedia Page

Dewritech: clean up, typo(s) fixed: commitee → committee using AWB

clean up, typo(s) fixed: commitee → committee using AWB

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{{Main|OpenDocument standardization}}
 
{{Main|OpenDocument standardization}}
   
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]] industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS Standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules.
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the [[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]] industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS Standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules.
   
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
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Further standardization work with OpenDocument includes:
 
Further standardization work with OpenDocument includes:
*The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
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*The [[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. It consists of three parts: Part 1: OpenDocument Schema, Part 2: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format and Part 3: Packages. Version 1.2 of the specification was approved as an OASIS Standard on 29 September 2011.<ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It has been submitted to the relevant ISO commitee under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure in March 2014.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16678620&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=Minutes of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 teleconference meeting, 2014-04-16 | date=2014-04-24 | | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref> As of October 2014, it has been unanimously approved as a Draft International Standard, some comments have been raised in process that need to be addressed before OpenDocument 1.2 can proceed to become an International Standard.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16810106&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 N 103 Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 2014-09-24, 23:00-00:00 UTC | date=2014-09-25 | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref>
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*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. It consists of three parts: Part 1: OpenDocument Schema, Part 2: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format and Part 3: Packages. Version 1.2 of the specification was approved as an OASIS Standard on 29 September 2011.<ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It has been submitted to the relevant ISO committee under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure in March 2014.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16678620&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=Minutes of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 teleconference meeting, 2014-04-16 | date=2014-04-24 | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref> As of October 2014, it has been unanimously approved as a Draft International Standard, some comments have been raised in process that need to be addressed before OpenDocument 1.2 can proceed to become an International Standard.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16810106&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 N 103 Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 2014-09-24, 23:00-00:00 UTC | date=2014-09-25 | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref>
   
 
===Future===
 
===Future===
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*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
<!-- *The [http://www.oidi.org OIDI.org] (Open Interoperative Document Initiative) is committed to encouraging efforts by governments at all levels, around the globe, to implement changes necessary to ensure public documents are open and interoperable and thus available to all citizens/residents without the need for specific vendor software. -->
 
<!-- *The [http://www.oidi.org OIDI.org] (Open Interoperative Document Initiative) is committed to encouraging efforts by governments at all levels, around the globe, to implement changes necessary to ensure public documents are open and interoperable and thus available to all citizens/residents without the need for specific vendor software. -->
*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <ref>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs|title=Open document formats selected to meet user needs}} </ref>
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*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <ref>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs|title=Open document formats selected to meet user needs}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
   

by Dewritech at November 21, 2014 07:08 PM

Janvlug: /* Worldwide adoption */ Norway is not a EU member

Worldwide adoption: Norway is not a EU member

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** [[Italy]]
 
** [[Italy]]
 
** [[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>
** [[Norway]]<ref name="NorwayDocumentStandard">{{cite web |title=New obligatory IT standards for the state sector adopted |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/press-centre/press-releases/2009/new-obligatory-it-standards-for-the-stat.html?id=570650 |accessdate=19 December 2012}}</ref>
 
 
** [[Poland]]
 
** [[Poland]]
 
** [[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>
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* Russia
 
* Russia
 
* [[Serbia]]
 
* [[Serbia]]

by Janvlug at November 21, 2014 02:25 PM

Janvlug: /* Worldwide adoption */ Added attribute to NATO referece.

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* [[NATO]]<ref>https://nhqc3s.hq.nato.int/Apps/Architecture/NISP2/standard.aspx?vndb=standards&vsbn=y&refid=iso-iec-26300&sbbs=y</ref>
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by Janvlug at November 21, 2014 02:17 PM

Janvlug: /* Worldwide adoption */ Added reference to NATO site stating ODF as mandatory standard

Worldwide adoption: Added reference to NATO site stating ODF as mandatory standard

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by Janvlug at November 21, 2014 02:10 PM

November 20, 2014

Charles H. Schulz

Standards and Weapons

I have been writing a lot about the benefits of standards -especially open standards- for economic growth and citizens’ empowerement. Today however, I would like to explore, or at least highlight  a more obscure side of standards.

Standards can be used as weapons; by weapons I mean tools of influence, economic and technological domination from one country, one company over others. Standards are not just developed by means of sitting around a table with other parties and deciding how it will be developed. Sometimes, a party will push forward the base of a standard, and by sharing this base, will ultimately influence the whole industry or ecosystem through the outcome of standardization: the existence of the standard and its adoption. Other times, the very fact that a standard is being developed and pushed on the market is a threat to existing other standards. In a way, this is what could have happened with ODF, only in this case the Microsoft Office binary file formats were never standards in the first place. But then the very fact that OOXML was ever submitted to the ISO created the second standard that partly broke the momentum of ODF adoption.

 Other examples can be seen in other industries as well. Is there anything that can be done? Well, for one thing, it is important to realize that standards can become a rather dynamic affair. A standard with an expected power struggle, that is a standard that is already a bone of contention between two companies or two countries can be turned around into a struggle of different nature between different opponents.

Another important consideration is that a standard should always be contemplated not just in terms of what problem it claims to be solving but through a variety of parameters. Chiefly among them, the identity of its authors, the intellectual property rights and regime applicable to its specification, the state of the standard implementations and the players providing them, the existing standards in the same field, etc.

My humble experience in the field of digital standards makes me think that no standard is ever innocent, not in itself but by the intent of its authors or implementors. Even a nice and deeply useful standard such as ODF is a big stone thrown in the backyard of Microsoft. At this point you may be wondering if this post is essentially a change in position from what I’ve written here thoughout all these years (after all, this blog is called “Moved by Freedom, Powered by Standards”). It actually isn’t in any way. Standards are tools; they are opportunities for collaboration, economic and technical improvement. But they are limited in regulating the good or bad will of their stakeholders, and truth be told, I don’t think any process or tools could ever do that ex ante. The development rules, the IPR, the transparency of the process can be very effective in regulating the defects as well as whatever issues specific to standard itself may appear. They can even help fostering an effective ecosystem around the standard. But once you step up to a more strategic level, you need to go beyond the standards’ internal and external qualities (the specification itself, its IPR, its development process, etc.) . You need to understand who is doing what in the industry, who are the contenders and established players, the technological and legal disruptions, and even the political intent driving to the adoption of a standard or discouraging it. You need to understand why there’s even a standard in the first place.

With what has been previously called “true open standards”, things tend to improve insofar as their true openness guarantee the absence of vendor lock-in. Yet true open standards are assessed dynamically, never on the basis of predefined rules. As an example, one may demand that the IPR mode of a standard be only Royalty-Free. If there are two Royalty-Free competing standards, both satisfy this requirement, yet perhaps one of these two is ultimately controlled by a vendor, while the other one has a genuine inclusive development process. The history of ODF and OOXML is an interesting case in regard of using pre-defined criteria that may lead to a partial assessment of a standard.

All in all, standards are tools, and tools can often be used as weapons. It is never about the tool itself, but about the hand guiding it. Anybody can use a hammer, even me and my two left hands. But you can choose to hammer nails to suspend picture frames on a wall, or you can choose to use the hammer to throw it in the face of someone. The hammer is not responsible of your choice, for you only have had an intent guiding the hammer. Standards are no different; they can be both tools of liberation and economic welfare, or they can be used as competition crushers and weapons of economical warfare. In any case, judge by the hand first and the tool second.

by Charles at November 20, 2014 11:30 AM

November 19, 2014

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Europe Commission approves Tradeshift data format for goverment purchasing - Bobsguide (press release)


Europe Commission approves Tradeshift data format for goverment purchasing
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November 19, 2014 11:03 AM

November 18, 2014

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EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing.. - Finextra (press release)


EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing..
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November 18, 2014 05:05 PM

EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing - Finextra


EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing
Finextra
OASIS is the same organization that created ODF, the Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300), a widely used International Standard for word processing. As a result of the EC decision, Tradeshift's users can expect easy data integration with regulatory and ...

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November 18, 2014 05:02 PM

EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing - Finextra


EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing
Finextra
OASIS is the same organization that created ODF, the Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300), a widely used International Standard for word processing. As a result of the EC decision, Tradeshift's users can expect easy data integration with regulatory and ...

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November 18, 2014 05:01 PM

EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing - Finextra


EC approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing
Finextra
OASIS is the same organization that created ODF, the Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300), a widely used International Standard for word processing. As a result of the EC decision, Tradeshift's users can expect easy data integration with regulatory and ...

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November 18, 2014 05:01 PM

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Statistical data set: ENV19 - Local authority collected waste: quarterly tables

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November 17, 2014

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£17 million project for 140 new homes in Salford's Ordsall - bdaily


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£17 million project for 140 new homes in Salford's Ordsall
bdaily
Launched in 2006 the Ordsall Development Framework (ODF) was created to bring about transformational change to historically one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Under the partnership with Salford City Council, LPC Living, which is owned by the ...

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November 17, 2014 02:36 PM

November 14, 2014

UK Government

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November 14, 2014 03:36 PM

Guidance: Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) Notification template

On this page you’ll find the attachment you need to tell HMRC about EMI options granted during the tax year, along with guidance notes to help you fill out the worksheet.

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November 14, 2014 02:51 PM

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"Oh-oh-XML" - Digitale Zeitbombe in deutschen Amtsstuben - Netzpolitik.org


"Oh-oh-XML" - Digitale Zeitbombe in deutschen Amtsstuben
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ODF-78c8e0a8f69c7b2c Dieser Beitrag ist eine Ergänzung zu Matthias' Zusammenfassung der LiMux-Debatte in der Stadt München, die mit dem Aufruf endet, dass Bund und Länder Offene Standards unterstützen müssen. In der Tat hinkt die deutsche ...

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November 14, 2014 07:04 AM

November 13, 2014

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Stada kann EinbuÃ?en in Russland auffangen - AD HOC NEWS


Stada kann EinbuÃ?en in Russland auffangen
AD HOC NEWS
News: Eurpäische Kommission empfiehlt Open Document Format Alle Institutionen der EU sollen in der Lage sein, das Open Document Format (ODF) intern und im Dialog mit den Bürgern und anderen Institutionen einzusetzen. Das erklärte jetzt MaroÅ¡ Å ...

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November 13, 2014 03:41 PM

November 10, 2014

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Microsoft-Chef Satya Nadella spricht vor Studenten der TU-Berlin - WinFuture


WinFuture

Microsoft-Chef Satya Nadella spricht vor Studenten der TU-Berlin
WinFuture
Bis zur 2013er-Version konnte man mit MS Office nämlich nicht ein einziges natives Dateiformat eines anderen Office-Paketes am Markt einlesen (Und auch jetzt kann MS Office lediglich das ODF-Format lesen, während OpenOffice bei mir sogar alte ...

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November 10, 2014 04:43 PM

Xerox declares the end of paper (again) - FierceEnterpriseCommunications


Xerox declares the end of paper (again)
FierceEnterpriseCommunications
From what the company's videos manage to show, it's a system for storing and distributing documents in a new format--not ODF, not PDF and not OOXML. The purpose of this, as Xerox describes it, is to enable a common data store of all documents that ...

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November 10, 2014 01:34 PM

November 07, 2014

Planet KDE

Where is KDE 5 and when can I use it?

The vast majority of users, when talking about "using KDE", are talking about the desktop. Plasma, that is. So when you ask "when will KDE 5 be ready?", your answer will be that our brand new desktop is already at version 5.1 and making swift progress! Stability is quite good, but there's work to do in the feature area. Distributions don't ship it as default yet.

If you ask for 'official packages from my distribution', most distributions, including Fedora, openSUSE and Kubuntu, have had packages since 5.0. The just-released openSUSE 13.2 ships with Plasma 4.11 (the latest and last version in the stable 4 series) as default desktop but has Plasma 5.1 as option, next to GNOME Shell, XFCE and everything else. Kubuntu similarly released with Plasma 4.11 and a tech preview with Plasma 5.1 simultaneously. Both have KDE Applications 4.14.x, as there is no release of the Frameworks based apps yet. openSUSE offers a repo with newer apps but they're unstable as popcorn in an oven.

"when will this be default in distributions?" might be your next question. A good estimate is that by Plasma 5.4, to be released in the 2nd quarter next year, distributions will move over to the new series. Kubuntu has already announced they will ship Plasma as default desktop in 15.04 and I expect others with a similar or later release date to follow suit.

How ready is it?

While progress has been very fast and the team has been focusing on the end user experience, there still are glitches and missing features. Many of the supporting apps and widgets are still being ported or optimized for the new environment. Klipper has seen awesome work by Martin Graßlin with help from the new KDE design team, work on KMix is in progress and things like HiDPI support aren't entirely fleshed out yet either.

I'd recommend moving over your work desktop or laptop for 5.4. Until then, help test and improve it to make sure it is ready for you! Use the experimental packages for openSUSE or Kubuntu for testing, or build your own. This is a good time to get involved as there are plenty of relatively simple yet very impact-full tasks waiting for volunteers!

What is KDE 5 and why do you call it 'Plasma'?

To talk about something you have to define it, and I realize that that is a a bit more complicated than it used to be. In July I blogged about the disappearance of the 'software compilation'. That term was introduced after we re-branded KDE to no longer be the product we made, but the people who made it.

To understand the relation, compare KDE to another organization which creates (among other things) software: Microsoft. Like KDE, they create products and technologies like Office (KDE makes Calligra), Windows (KDE develops Plasma), .NET (KDE releases Frameworks), C# (KDE uses C++). Nobody confuses Microsoft Office with Microsoft 8.1 so this should be easy enough, I hope!

Why the change?

We used to release our desktop, applications and libraries at once, the KDE releases. Unfortunately that created two problems:
  • It confused many users about what was needed to run KDE applications. Could you only run Amarok in KDE? Did you have to install all of KDE to use Krita? For advanced users, these are simple to answer, but on user forums they kept coming up and you'd hear users at conferences tell you they never tried Krita because they did not like KDE (meaning the desktop).
  • The KDE 4.0 release had been a disaster in part because we released all its components at the same time, while not all were of the same quality. Many of the applications had been ported almost a year before and were quite mature, while especially Plasma, the desktop, had undergone a serious rewrite and simply wasn't ready.

To deal with these two issues, we changed the meaning of "KDE" to be the people in our community and started talking about the separate products as what we released. That was still all released at once, so most users continued to talk about KDE 4.x

Today things are different. While the libraries (KDE Frameworks) are currently at version 5.4 (released monthly), Plasma is at 5.2 (released every 3 months) and the KDE Applications are at 4.14. The latter will release soon with a date-based name, as it is build on a mix of the 4.x series and the 5.x series of our libraries so a common version number just doesn't work.

Here's a view of how it all fits together:



What goes with what?

You might ask next: "what version of what goes with what?" - a fair question. Luckily, the distributions will mostly deal with these dependency questions for you!

Still, if you want, here is an overview of how the relations currently are.

Frameworks releases monthly, combining bug fixes and (small) features. You can use the latest, stability is very important for the Frameworks team and it should be perfectly safe. Of course, this introduces a bit of an issue for distributions, which often don't want to mix feature- and bugfix releases. I'm not sure how they will deal with this. The backwards compatibility of Frameworks should allow updating them like bug fixes, but we'll have to see who does what.

Plasma releases every 3 months and usually depends on the latest or latest -1 version of Frameworks at release time. It will work just fine with versions newer than what it depends on as minimum.

Applications is still in the 4.x series, but many applications are already ported to Frameworks and the first release (14.12) will come next month. The numbering will be year.month, so if the next release comes 4 months later, it will be 15.4. They, too, will probably require latest or latest -1 version of Frameworks when released.

As of today, most distributions stick with the latest version of Plasma in the 4.x series (that is 4.11) and the latest version of KDELibs in the 4.x series, 4.14 (technically 4.9 but the numbers have been kept in line with Applications to keep things simpler).

Bringing it all together:
if you want a stable system, stay on Plasma 4.11 with KDELibs and Applications 4.14 for now. If you want to try out the new tech, try Plasma 5.2, which depends on Frameworks 5.3. With Applications 4.14 - no newer release is out yet, but openSUSE offers regular git checkouts and they have been working quite well for me personally. Find instructions here.


Note:
The 4.x series has already been split up. If you run "KDE 4.14", you don't. The last official Platform release is 4.9 and Plasma is at 4.11. Only the applications have continued to release, and speeding up their release cycle, while the Platform has seen increasing version numbers to keep packaging easy.

by Jos Poortvliet at November 07, 2014 08:01 PM

Charles H. Schulz

The Document Foundation sets precedents & paves new opportunities for Free Software

These past weeks have marked a significant twist in the way the Document Foundation is supporting the LibreOffice project and in general, the Free and Open Source Software world. Three distinct pieces of news should indeed be put together in order to shed light on the way the Document Foundation is changing the way Free Software projects can work in order to grow and gain traction. In chronological order, here are the three announcements you should pay attention to:
– The Document Foundation opens a tender to develop a full viewer (and limited editor) for Android
CloudOn, a member of the Advisory Board of the Document Foundation and a very active contributor of code, releases its new, full touch-based document viewer and editor for the iPad, entirely based on LibreOffice.
– The Document Foundation extends its certification programme to migration and training professionals.

Put together, a new story is emerging. Part of it was expected since the beginning of the LibreOffice project, while other parts came up unexpectedly, yet welcome. Let me explain. The other day I was writing about the roles of Free and Open Source Foundations. The funny thing about that is that while some foundations have roles that are easy to understand, several others operate in ways that may not make immediate sense to all. It seems that the Document Foundation falls in this latter category.

The Document Foundation role is to support and grow the LibreOffice & Document Liberation project and promote Free Software and Open Standards. You will notice in this statement two key points; first, it is not directly the role of the Document Foundation to develop the LibreOffice code: the community of volunteers is in charge of that and second, the actual role of the foundation is actually to protect and cater to the community’s needs and logistics.

At this point, it should be clear that at least in the case of the Document Foundation, we don’t hire developers to work on LibreOffice. But we feel there’s a difference between being a non profit entity distributing t-shirts and an entity actually supporting and growing the project. As such, we have overcome the lack of skills and time to develop an Android client by dedicating resources to this development, enabling talented developers to work on this project during a fixed period of time and funded by the foundation. Clearly, if such a development had been so easy we would already have an Android version.

The second case is a bit different, but highlights that the licensing choices of the LibreOffice project do not make it some sort of project for hobbyists. Here, we have a dynamic startup investing in the codebase and in the project in order to bet its own business on LibreOffice. The result is a visually stunning, touch based document viewer and editor for the iPad; it is also the only client able to read and edit documents in OOXML, ODF and several other formats on this device. Is it proprietary? I’m afraid it is. But the important lesson here is on two levels: in order to create such a product, CloudOn had to invest heavily in the development of LibreOffice (i.e, make actual, sizable contributions to the LibreOffice codebase) and, despite everything we have heard in the past, our licensing scheme is flexible enough to accomodate many different kind of scenarios without ripping off the actual project from its resources and code.

Last but not least, the certification for migration and training professionals is an important announcement: by assessing a reasonable level of competence and knowledge on LibreOffice, the certification aims at turning the market into a readable and transparent set of service offerings the customers can choose from while benefiting from a real stamp of minimum quality to be expected.

The conclusion at this stage I take from these three announcements is that the Document Foundation moves into new territories that will ultimately help LibreOffice and the FOSS world in general. By setting these precedents, the Document Foundation finds ways to strengthen the business ecosystem and invest resources into much needed strategic initiatives. This is what an independent foundation can do for the community it stems from and it is a powerful, yet at times intriguing model that prompts a new thinking on Free and Open Source Software projects.

by Charles at November 07, 2014 04:39 PM

November 06, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Government open standards - the curious case of Microsoft and the minister - ComputerWeekly.com


ComputerWeekly.com

Government open standards - the curious case of Microsoft and the minister
ComputerWeekly.com
Most people would see little to argue with in the choice of a standard called the Open Document Format (ODF). It is widely used and respected, and is supported by the most popular word processor and spreadsheet products in the world – Microsoft's Word ...

November 06, 2014 11:04 AM

November 05, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Rusland verplicht open source - NU.nl


NU.nl

Rusland verplicht open source
NU.nl
Dit kan dus zowel de ODF (Open Document Format) als OOXML (Office OpenXML) zijn. Laatstgenoemde is oorspronkelijk door Office-producent Microsoft ontwikkeld en beide zijn officiële open standaarden. In de loop van komend jaar moeten de diverse ...

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November 05, 2014 04:23 PM

November 04, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Departments lack common targets for implementing open-document standards - ComputerWeekly.com


ComputerWeekly.com

Departments lack common targets for implementing open-document standards
ComputerWeekly.com
However, ODF won't be implemented until 28 February 2018, with plans to be reviewed in 2016 to assess if it can be completed sooner. A spokesperson for the Treasury told Computer Weekly while the department can generate documents in the ODF format ...
DCLG to address open source obstaclesCivil Service World

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November 04, 2014 05:12 PM

[열린마당]한글 '워드' 안깔린 PC서도 민원 신청 OK - 한라일보


[열린마당]한글 '워드' 안깔린 PC서도 민원 신청 OK
한라일보
주민들이 행정기관 민원실에 많이 제출하는 민원 신청서와 공직에 지원하는 민간 전문가가 작성하는 개방형직위 응시원서에 대해 한글문서와 함께 '개방형 문서 서식(open document format, ODF)' 파일도 제공하고 있다. 방문민원 건수가 가장 많은 전입신고서(1088 ...

November 04, 2014 01:01 PM

DCLG to address open source obstacles - Civil Service World


Civil Service World

DCLG to address open source obstacles
Civil Service World
Also, the current version of Microsoft Office only supports the ODF 1.1 standard, and not all applications support the use of ODF formatted documents. The use of ODF needs to be integrated into business applications, the department added. A third phase ...
Departments lack common targets for implementing open-document standardsComputerWeekly.com

all 2 news articles »

November 04, 2014 12:26 PM

November 03, 2014

Apache Foundation

Call for talks: Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 15

FOSDEM 15 will be held at the ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1st, 2015.

Open document editors are coming again to FOSDEM with a shared devroom which gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations. The devroom is jointly organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

We invite submission of talks for the Open Document Editors devroom, to be held on Saturday, January 31, from 10AM to 6PM.

Length of talks should be limited to 20 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.

Technical talks (code, extensions, localization, QA, tools and adoption related cases) about open document editors or the ODF document format are welcome.

Submissions must be done by the speakers using the Pentabarf system:
https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15

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) and specify what topic (Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, other ODF editors, ODF in general...) your talk is about.

You do not need to create a new account if you already have one. If the password has been lost, you can easily recover it.

The deadline is Sunday, December 14, 2014. Accepted speakers will be notified by December 28, 2014.

You can send any questions to the devroom mailing list:
open-document-devroom-AT-lists.fosdem-DOT-org

by pescetti at November 03, 2014 10:23 PM

October 28, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Rivoluzion​e informatic​a in Municipio - Legnanonews


Legnanonews

Rivoluzion​e informatic​a in Municipio
Legnanonews
Da oggi, nello scambio di documenti all'interno del Municipio con soggetti esterni, nell'invio di mail e nella pubblicazione di documenti sul portale comunale, verrà adottato il formato aperto ODF (Open Document Format). Un'altra importante novità è l ...

October 28, 2014 05:57 PM

October 27, 2014

Apache OpenOffice Blog

大里仁愛90天汰換辦公室軟體導入開源軟體省百萬授權費 - iThome Online


大里仁愛90天汰換辦公室軟體導入開源軟體省百萬授權費
iThome Online
檔案格式轉換上,OpenOffice預設的文件交換格式為ISO標準的開放文件格式(OpenDocument FormatODF),也可以轉成微軟Office及其他常見的檔案格式。 其他同樣導入OpenOffice的組織還有聯合報、臺中榮總醫院等,不過相較之下,廖啓志的作法更為果斷,整個 ...

October 27, 2014 02:28 AM

October 24, 2014

www.opendocsociety.org

Tenth ODF plugfest in London

Earlier this year the UK Cabinet Office officially adopted the Open Document Format as the office format of choice.The international document file format standard is expected to be used across all government bodies for sharing or collaborating on government documents. This will help create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes, increase productivity and competitiveness and  make large cumulative savings for citizens, businesses and taxpayers.

We are excited to be able to announce that the UK Cabinet Office will be hosting the tenth ODF Plugfest on December 8th and 9th 2014 in London. The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard.he goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the Open Document Format specification.

Lead architects from commercial and open source products, members of the OASIS ODF TC's and technical experts from national and regional governments will be present. Plugfests have been held in a number of countries across Europe since 2009, when the first ODF plugfest was launched in The Hague by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade at the time, Frank Heemskerk.
10th ODF plugfest logo

October 24, 2014 11:14 AM

Google News

Il Comune di Legnano viaggia tutto in OpenOffice - AsseSempione.info


Il Comune di Legnano viaggia tutto in OpenOffice
AsseSempione.info
Da oggi, nello scambio di documenti all'interno del Municipio con soggetti esterni, nell'invio di mail e nella pubblicazione di documenti sul portale comunale, verrà adottato il formato aperto ODF (Open Document Format). Un'altra importante novità è l ...

October 24, 2014 09:11 AM

October 23, 2014

Google News

[WIS 2014 영상] 인프라웨어, 'PC용 폴라리스 오피스' 선보여 - Aving


[WIS 2014 영상] 인프라웨어, 'PC용 폴라리스 오피스' 선보여
Aving
또한 10월 말 출시될 정식버전에서는 ODF(Open document format)와 함께 MS의 PPT, Excel과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트까지 지원된다. 이 외에도 다양한 업무환경을 지원할 수 있는 모바일 스캐너, 모바일 프린트, 전자칠판 솔루션 등을 비롯하여 기업용 모바일 보안 ...

October 23, 2014 07:05 AM

October 22, 2014

Google News

10 ways to help users move from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice - TechRepublic (blog)


TechRepublic (blog)

10 ways to help users move from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice
TechRepublic (blog)
There are extensions for each of the LibreOffice tools, including the likes of the Alternative dialog for Find/Replace and the Multi-format Save. These extensions help make .... ODF formats can be opened by MS Office 2007 SP2 and newer. My experience ...

October 22, 2014 10:21 AM

Planet KDE

Calligra Gemini - now also for Linux :)


Some people may remember earlier this year when Krita Gemini became (to my knowledge) the first open source software to become greenlit on Steam. For those who don't, yeah, that really happened ;) Krita Gemini was a project created in cooperation between the KDE community's Calligra team, the little software consultancy KO GmbH, and a large semiconductor manufacturer named Intel, who had some devices they needed to be able to show off. Krita Gemini is available on the Steam store, though not yet for Linux (as it turns out, Steam packaging for Linux is even more awkward than building stand-alone installers for Windows, an odd sort of situation for us used to sensible package managers)


Earlier this year (late April 2014) the team from KO and Calligra which built Krita Gemini had a teleconference with the Intel team, and we agreed that other applications would be well suited to a similar attention, and we came up with the idea of building Calligra Gemini, an application which would encapsulate Words and Stage, Calligra's word processor and presentation tool respectively, in the same way that Krita Gemini encapsulates Krita, with automatic switching between the existing desktop UX and a new touch friendly UX created for the purpose. Over the last little while, i've been posting builds on the project minisite (along with release notes and screenshots and such).


So now, with the initial work on that project reaching its conclusion, i decided that it was time to expose a few more people to it than what's been the case so far. So, over the course of this weekend, between making some tasty bread, cleaning and cooking dinner, i have been working on some packages for people who don't run Windows. Specifically, i have made a set of packages for openSUSE (just 13.1, in various guises, for now - others will follow), and they're available right here (and also shown on the project's minisite linked above)


Finally, i also released a short story i've been writing over the last couple of weeks (while waiting on the editors to get back to me on the novel i've also been working on). This is relevant here because i have been dogfooding; it was written entirely using Calligra Gemini, and the pdf and ePub versions were produced using the Calligra features as well. Finally, the work is stored in a git repository, which is also controlled by Calligra Gemini's support for using Git as cloud storage. The story is available as pdf and ePub on my deviantArt page :)

The word of the day is: Geiko

by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen (leinir) at October 22, 2014 07:41 AM

WebODF news

Open Source Business Award 2014 for WebODF

Open Source Business Award 2014

Open Source Business Award 2014

The project WebODF has been awarded with the third price in the Open Source Business Award 2014 (OSBAR), selected out of 17 nominated projects.

October 22, 2014 12:00 AM

October 20, 2014

Google News

'폴라리스 오피스' 문서 SW 판도 바꾸나 - 아이뉴스24


아이뉴스24

'폴라리스 오피스' 문서 SW 판도 바꾸나
아이뉴스24
또 폴라리스 오피스는 MS오피스의 파워포인트(PPT), 엑셀(Excel)과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트도 지원하고, 최근 공공기관 문서 표준화 움직임에 따라 공공기관에서 도입이 검토되고 있는 오픈도큐먼트포맷(ODF, Open Document Format)도 지원한다. ODF는 국제 ...
인프라웨어, 스마트워크 환경 솔루션 공개ajunews

all 9 news articles »

October 20, 2014 08:39 AM

'폴라리스 오피스' 문서 SW 판도 바꾸나 - 아이뉴스24


아이뉴스24

'폴라리스 오피스' 문서 SW 판도 바꾸나
아이뉴스24
또 폴라리스 오피스는 MS오피스의 파워포인트(PPT), 엑셀(Excel)과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트도 지원하고, 최근 공공기관 문서 표준화 움직임에 따라 공공기관에서 도입이 검토되고 있는 오픈도큐먼트포맷(ODF, Open Document Format)도 지원한다. ODF는 국제 ...

October 20, 2014 08:39 AM

[BB-1020] 신형 맥미니, 메모리 업그레이드 불가 - 블로터닷넷


아이뉴스24

[BB-1020] 신형 맥미니, 메모리 업그레이드 불가
블로터닷넷
또한, 10월 말 출시될 정식버전에서는 ODF (Open document format)와 함께 MS의 PPT, Excel과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트까지 지원합니다. 이 외에도 다양한 업무환경을 지원할 수 있는 모바일 스캐너, 모바일 프린트, 전자칠판 솔루션 등을 비롯하여 기업용 모바일 ...
'폴라리스 오피스' 문서 SW 판도 바꾸나아이뉴스24

all 9 news articles »

October 20, 2014 02:43 AM

인프라웨어 WIS, 참가스마트워크 환경 솔루션 공개 - 이투데이


인프라웨어 WIS, 참가스마트워크 환경 솔루션 공개
이투데이
또한, 10월 말 출시될 정식버전에서는 ODF (Open document format)와 함께 MS의 PPT, Excel과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트까지 지원된다. 이 외에도 다양한 업무환경을 지원할 수 있는 모바일 스캐너, 모바일 프린트, 전자칠판 솔루션 등을 비롯하여 기업용 모바일 보 ...

October 20, 2014 01:39 AM

인프라웨어, 스마트워크 환경 솔루션 공개 - ajunews


ajunews

인프라웨어, 스마트워크 환경 솔루션 공개
ajunews
또한, 10월 말 출시될 정식버전에서는 ODF (Open document format)와 함께 MS의 PPT, Excel과 호환되는 슬라이드, 시트까지 지원된다. 이 외에도 다양한 업무환경을 지원할 수 있는 모바일 스캐너, 모바일 프린트, 전자칠판 솔루션 등을 비롯하여 기업용 모바일 보 ...

and more »

October 20, 2014 01:10 AM

October 16, 2014

Google News

Munich va-t-elle retourner à Windows ? Pour le maire de la ville, cela coûterait ... - Developpez.com


Munich va-t-elle retourner à Windows ? Pour le maire de la ville, cela coûterait ...
Developpez.com
Plaintes liées essentiellement à la compatibilité entre les formats utilisés dans OpenOffice et Microsoft Office. Compte tenu du fait que le format ODF ne soit pas adopté sur le plan national, la municipalité serait parfois confrontée à la manipulation ...

October 16, 2014 11:36 AM

October 15, 2014

www.opendocsociety.org

OpenDoc Society collaborates with UK Cabinet Office

OpenDoc Society has signed an agreement to work together with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) of the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) to help the UK government migrate to OpenDocument Format. OCTO's goal is to equip government with the right technology to deliver great digital services.

The UK Cabinet Office announced the selection of the Open Document Format (ODF) for use across government for editable government documents in July 2014.

OpenDoc Society and GDS will collaborate on providing 'hands on' guidance to advise technology leaders in the UK government on how to implement and transition to ODF with the minimum of disruption for their users inside and outside of government.

The guidance will be primarily aimed at technology professionals in government who are managing the implementation of ODF in their organisation. It aims to provide the technical information required to implement/migrate to ODF with regards to software application management in an enterprise environment and integration with other tools, for example accessibility tools. We expect the result of this collaboration to be useful in helping technology professionals to devise implementation plans, build business cases and inform decision makers, project managers and trainers. This includes information that end users should find useful in avoiding interoperability issues across different software packages and software versions.

October 15, 2014 08:30 AM

October 14, 2014

ODF Wikipedia Page

PC-XT: fix tag typo; formatting: 5x link→cite web, 2x HTML entity, heading-style, link→cite news (using Advisor.js)

fix tag typo; formatting: 5x link→cite web, 2x HTML entity, heading-style, link→cite news (using Advisor.js)

← Previous revision Revision as of 18:23, 14 October 2014
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{{Main|OpenDocument technical specification}}
 
{{Main|OpenDocument technical specification}}
   
The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{es icon}} [http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html UA.es]</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}}</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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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]].
 
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:
 
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:
*[[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">[http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/2.4.2.phtml Abiword 2.4.2 Release Notes.]. Retrieved 2009-03-03</ref>
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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>
 
*[[Adobe Buzzword]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/buzzword/ |title=Adobe Buzzword online word processor from Acrobat.com |publisher=Labs.adobe.com |date= |accessdate=19 May 2009}}</ref>
 
*[[Adobe Buzzword]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/buzzword/ |title=Adobe Buzzword online word processor from Acrobat.com |publisher=Labs.adobe.com |date= |accessdate=19 May 2009}}</ref>
 
*[[Apache OpenOffice]]
 
*[[Apache OpenOffice]]
*[[Atlantis Word Processor]]<ref>[http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/news/1_6_5.htm Atlantis Word Processor 1.6.5 release notes]. Retrieved 2010-01-28</ref>
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*[[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>
 
*[[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>
 
*[[Corel Corporation|Corel]] [[Corel WordPerfect Office|WordPerfect Office X6]]<ref>{{cite web
 
*[[Corel Corporation|Corel]] [[Corel WordPerfect Office|WordPerfect Office X6]]<ref>{{cite web
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*[[Gnumeric]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/doc/sect-file-formats.shtml|title=File Formats|author=Eric Baudais & others|publisher=GNOME Documentation Project|work=The Gnumeric Manual, version 1.10|date=February 2010|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
 
*[[Gnumeric]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/doc/sect-file-formats.shtml|title=File Formats|author=Eric Baudais & others|publisher=GNOME Documentation Project|work=The Gnumeric Manual, version 1.10|date=February 2010|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
 
*[[Google Docs]]
 
*[[Google Docs]]
*[[IBM Lotus Symphony]]<ref name="register" /><ref>{{cite web|url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/09/1-2-1.aspx |title=1 + 2 = 1?|author=Doug Mahugh|publisher=MSDN Blogs|date=10 May 2009<!-- 2:26 AM-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref>[http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/help.nsf/ReleaseNotes Symphony.lotus.com]</ref>
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*[[IBM Lotus Symphony]]<ref name="register" /><ref>{{cite web|url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/09/1-2-1.aspx |title=1 + 2 = 1?|author=Doug Mahugh|publisher=MSDN Blogs|date=10 May 2009<!-- 2:26 AM-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/help.nsf/ReleaseNotes|title=Symphony.lotus.com|work=symphony.lotus.com}}</ref>
 
*[[Inkscape]] exports .odg
 
*[[Inkscape]] exports .odg
*[[KOffice]]<ref>[http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/ Koffice.org]</ref>
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*[[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 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>
 
*Microsoft Office 2003 and 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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*[[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://web.archive.org/web/20090611181719/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}}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>[http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format]</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://web.archive.org/web/20090611181719/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}}</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>
   
 
[[Mac OS X 10.5]] offers both a new [[TextEdit]] version and [[Quick Look]] feature supporting the OpenDocument Text format (albeit with some formatting loss).{{Clarify|date=October 2009}}
 
[[Mac OS X 10.5]] offers both a new [[TextEdit]] version and [[Quick Look]] feature supporting the OpenDocument Text format (albeit with some formatting loss).{{Clarify|date=October 2009}}
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Key contributor [[Sun Microsystems]] made an irrevocable intellectual property covenant, providing all implementers with the guarantee that Sun will not seek to enforce any of its enforceable U.S. or foreign patents against any implementation of the OpenDocument specification in which development Sun participates to the point of incurring an obligation.<ref name="SunOpenDocumentPatentStatement">{{cite web | url = http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php | title = Sun OpenDocument Patent Statement | work = OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC | author = Microsystems, Inc. | publisher = OASIS foundation}}</ref>
 
Key contributor [[Sun Microsystems]] made an irrevocable intellectual property covenant, providing all implementers with the guarantee that Sun will not seek to enforce any of its enforceable U.S. or foreign patents against any implementation of the OpenDocument specification in which development Sun participates to the point of incurring an obligation.<ref name="SunOpenDocumentPatentStatement">{{cite web | url = http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php | title = Sun OpenDocument Patent Statement | work = OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC | author = Microsystems, Inc. | publisher = OASIS foundation}}</ref>
   
A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]] &mdash; which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref> &mdash; has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
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A second contributor to ODF development, [[IBM]] which, for instance, has contributed Lotus spreadsheet documentation<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200607/msg00076.html|title=Formula subcommittee status|author=David A. Wheeler|publisher=office@lists.oasis-open.org, office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org|date=21 Jul 2006<!-- 13:50:46 -0400 (EDT)-->|accessdate=12 September 2012}}</ref> has made their patent rights available through their'' Interoperability Specifications Pledge'' in which "IBM irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations."<ref name="IBM-ISP-list">{{cite web|url=http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/ossstds/isplist.html|title=Interoperability Pledge Specification List|work=Interoperability Specifications Pledge|publisher=IBM Corp|date=12 December 2011|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref>
   
 
The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.
 
The [[Software Freedom Law Center]] has [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2006/OpenDocument.html examined] whether there are any legal barriers to the use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software arising from the standardization process. In their opinion ODF is free of legal encumbrances that would prevent its use in free and open source software, as distributed under licenses authored by Apache and the FSF.
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*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
<!-- *The [http://www.oidi.org OIDI.org] (Open Interoperative Document Initiative) is committed to encouraging efforts by governments at all levels, around the globe, to implement changes necessary to ensure public documents are open and interoperable and thus available to all citizens/residents without the need for specific vendor software. -->
 
<!-- *The [http://www.oidi.org OIDI.org] (Open Interoperative Document Initiative) is committed to encouraging efforts by governments at all levels, around the globe, to implement changes necessary to ensure public documents are open and interoperable and thus available to all citizens/residents without the need for specific vendor software. -->
*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <rev>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs|title=Open document formats selected to meet user needs}} </ref>
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*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <ref>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs|title=Open document formats selected to meet user needs}} </ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
   
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* 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"/>
   
== Worldwide adoption ==
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==Worldwide adoption==
 
{{main|OpenDocument adoption}}
 
{{main|OpenDocument adoption}}
   

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온라인 검색에 익숙한 사람이라면 금방 받을 수 있지만 아직 ODF에 대해 생소한 사람들을 위해 자세한 안내가 필요하다. 예를들면, 민원24의 검색창에서 민원신청서를 조회하고 전입신고의 ODF를 클릭하면 신청서가 출력된다. 얼핏 보면 아주 사소한 일일 런지는 ...

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Hace unos meses, el Gobierno de Reino Unido realizó un anuncio, precisamente, en este sentido: todos los documentos publicados por el Gobierno estarán en formatos abiertos, concretamente en ODF ( Open Document Format). El anuncio era significativo ...

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ODF Wikipedia Page

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Standardization: remove my preview-reflist

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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>
 
*'''''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>
 
{{reflist}}
 
   
 
==Application support==
 
==Application support==

by StevenDH at October 13, 2014 01:40 PM

StevenDH: /* Standardization */ update and shrink v1.2 paragraph, details are at OpenDocument standardization

Standardization: update and shrink v1.2 paragraph, details are at OpenDocument standardization

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*The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
 
*The [[ Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards|OASIS]] Committee Specification [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/19274/OpenDocument-v1.0ed2-cs1.pdf '''OpenDocument 1.0''' (second edition)] corresponds to the published ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. The content of ISO/IEC 26300 and OASIS OpenDocument v1.0 2nd ed. is identical.<ref>{{citation |url=http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/c043485_ISO_IEC_26300_2006(E).zip |title=ISO/IEC 26300:2006 |format=ZIP, PDF |publisher=ISO |accessdate=22 November 2009}}</ref> It includes the editorial changes made to address JTC1 ballot comments. It is available in ODF, HTML and PDF formats.
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
 
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.1/OS/OpenDocument-v1.1.pdf OpenDocument 1.1]''' includes additional features to address accessibility concerns.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office#odf11 | title=OpenDocument 1.1 Specifications | year=2006 | accessdate=31 October 2006 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> It was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2007-02-01 following a call for vote issued on 2007-01-16.<ref>{{cite web | title=Approval of OpenDocument v1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200702/msg00003.html | accessdate=6 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> The public announcement was made on 2007-02-13.<ref>{{cite web | title=Members Approve OpenDocument Version 1.1 as OASIS Standard | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-02-14.php | accessdate=15 February 2007 | publisher=[[OASIS (organization)|OASIS]]}}</ref> This version was not initially submitted to ISO/IEC, because it is considered to be a minor update to ODF 1.0 only, and OASIS were working already on ODF 1.2 at the time ODF 1.1 was approved.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39409700-39001068c-20093634o,00.htm|title=OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken|author=Peter Judge|publisher=ZDNet|date=2 May 2008 -- 14:47 GMT (07:47 PDT)|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> However it was later submitted to ISO/IEC (as of March 2011, it was in "enquiry stage" as Draft Amendment 1 - ISO/IEC 26300:2006/DAM 1) and published in March 2012 as "ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1".<ref name="iso.org"/><ref name="http"/>
*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' was approved as an OASIS Committee Specification on {{date|2011-03-17|iso}} and as an OASIS Standard on {{date|2011-09-29|iso}}.<ref>[http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/201103/msg00089.html OASIS office message: Ballot for CS approval of ODF Version 1.2 has passed]</ref><ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ |title=OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. OpenDocument 1.2 consists of three parts: Part 1: OpenDocument Schema, Part 2: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format and Part 3: Packages. In October 2011, the OASIS ODF Technical Committee expected to "start the process of submitting ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 soon".<ref name="odf12" /> In May 2012, the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 members reported that ''after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress''.<ref>{{citation |url=http://kikaku.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1777.pdf |title=Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6, 2012-05-23 |format=PDF |quote=Patrick Durusau reported that, after some delay, the process of preparing ODF 1.2 for submission to JTC 1 for PAS transposition is now in progress. It is not yet know when the submission will be ready ... |accessdate=21 October 2012}}</ref> In 2013, the members of the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee requested that OASIS submit the ODF 1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 for approval as a proposed International Standard under JTC's "Publicly Available Specification" (PAS) transposition procedure.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/member-review-of-proposed-submission-of-odf-v1-2-to-iso-iec-jtc1 |title=Member Review of Proposed Submission of ODF v1.2 to ISO/IEC JTC1 |date=2013-08-19 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref> As of 3 April 2014, ODF 1.2 had reached the enquiry stage of ISO's ratification process.<ref name="DIS 26300-1">{{cite web|title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-1 - Information technology - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.2 - Part 1: OpenDocument Schema |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66363 |publisher=ISO |accessdate=9 April 2014}}</ref><ref name="DIS 26300-2">{{cite web |title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-2 - Information technology - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.2 - Part 2: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66375 |publisher=ISO |accessdate=2014-05-17}}</ref><ref name="DIS 26300-3">{{cite web |title=ISO/IEC DIS 26300-3 - Information technology - Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.2 - Part 3: Packages |url=http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66376 |publisher=ISO |accessdate=2014-05-17}}</ref>
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*'''[http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/OpenDocument-v1.2.pdf OpenDocument 1.2]''' includes additional accessibility features, [[Resource Description Framework|RDF]]-based metadata,<ref name="register">{{cite web|accessdate=18 April 2012|publisher=The Register|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/12/libreoffice_extensions_and_templates_store_open/|date=3 October 2011|title=Open Document Format updated to fix spreadsheets|first=Gavin|last=Clarke}}</ref> a spreadsheet formula specification based on [[OpenFormula]],<ref name="register" /> support for digital signatures and some features suggested by the public. It consists of three parts: Part 1: OpenDocument Schema, Part 2: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format and Part 3: Packages. Version 1.2 of the specification was approved as an OASIS Standard on 29 September 2011.<ref name="odf12">{{citation |url=http://www.oasis-open.org/news/pr/odf-1-2-approval |title=Members Approve OpenDocument Format (ODF) Version 1.2 as OASIS Standard |date=5 October 2011 |accessdate=12 April 2012}}</ref> It has been submitted to the relevant ISO commitee under the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) procedure in March 2014.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16678620&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=Minutes of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 teleconference meeting, 2014-04-16 | date=2014-04-24 | | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref> As of October 2014, it has been unanimously approved as a Draft International Standard, some comments have been raised in process that need to be addressed before OpenDocument 1.2 can proceed to become an International Standard.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink?func=ll&objId=16810106&objAction=Open | format=PDF | title=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 N 103 Minutes of teleconference meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 6 2014-09-24, 23:00-00:00 UTC | date=2014-09-25 | accessdate=2014-10-13}}</ref>
   
 
===Future===
 
===Future===
 
*'''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
 
*'''''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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==Application support==
 
==Application support==

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*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
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*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <rev>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs}} </ref>
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*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <rev>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs|title=Open document formats selected to meet user needs}} </ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
   

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*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
*Several organisations, such as the [http://opendocumentfellowship.com/ OpenDocument Fellowship] and [http://opendocsociety.org/ OpenDoc Society] were founded to support and promote OpenDocument.
 
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*The UK government has adopted ODF as the standard for all documents in the UK civil service <rev>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs}} </ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
 
*The [[Wikimedia Foundation]] supports ODF export from [[MediaWiki]], which powers [[Wikipedia]] and a number of other Internet [[wiki]]-based sites.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikis_Go_Printable | title= Wikis Go Printable | work= [[Wikimedia Foundation]] | date= 13 December 2007 | accessdate= 31 December 2007}}</ref>
   

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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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* [[NATO]]
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** [[Sweden]]
 
** [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan |title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan |publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] |date=27 January 2010 |deadurl=no<!--present in archive.com-->}}</ref>
 
** [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan |title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan |publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] |date=27 January 2010 |deadurl=no<!--present in archive.com-->}}</ref>
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* [[Brazil]]
 
* [[Brazil]]
 
* [[Uruguay]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.agesic.gub.uy/innovaportal/file/497/1/estandares_ofimatica_v20.pdf |title=Estándares de ofimática |publisher=Agestic.gub.uy |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
* [[Uruguay]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.agesic.gub.uy/innovaportal/file/497/1/estandares_ofimatica_v20.pdf |title=Estándares de ofimática |publisher=Agestic.gub.uy |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
* [[Venezuela]]
 
* [[Venezuela]]
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* [[Andalusia]], Spain
 
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* [[Assam]], India

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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>
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** [[Serbia]]
 
 
** [[Slovakia]]
 
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** [[Sweden]]
 
** [[Sweden]]
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** [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan |title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan |publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] |date=27 January 2010 |deadurl=no<!--present in archive.com-->}}</ref>
 
** [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan |title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan |publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] |date=27 January 2010 |deadurl=no<!--present in archive.com-->}}</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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** [[Norway]]<ref name="NorwayDocumentStandard">{{cite web |title=New obligatory IT standards for the state sector adopted |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/press-centre/press-releases/2009/new-obligatory-it-standards-for-the-stat.html?id=570650 |accessdate=19 December 2012}}</ref>
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** [[Slovakia]]
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** [[Sweden]]
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** [[Switzerland]]
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** [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan |title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan |publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] |date=27 January 2010 |deadurl=no<!--present in archive.com-->}}</ref>
   
* [[Belgium]]
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* [[Croatia]]
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* [[Denmark]]
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* [[France]]
 
* [[Germany]]
 
* [[Hungary]]
 
* [[Italy]]
 
* [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web|title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list|url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
 
* [[Norway]]<ref name=NorwayDocumentStandard>{{cite web|title=New obligatory IT standards for the state sector adopted|url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/press-centre/press-releases/2009/new-obligatory-it-standards-for-the-stat.html?id=570650|accessdate=19 December 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Poland]]
 
* [[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>
 
* [[Russia]]
 
* [[Serbia]]
 
* [[Slovakia]]
 
* [[Sweden]]
 
* [[Switzerland]]
 
* [[United Kingdom]]<ref>{{cite web | url=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-source-open-standards-and-re-use-government-action-plan | title=Open source, open standards and re-use: government action plan | publisher=[[Government of the United Kingdom]] | date=27 January 2010 | deadurl=no<!-- present in archive,com-->}}</ref>
 
 
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====South America====
 
 
* [[Brazil]]
 
* [[Brazil]]
* [[Uruguay]] <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.agesic.gub.uy/innovaportal/file/497/1/estandares_ofimatica_v20.pdf |title=Estándares de ofimática |publisher=Agestic.gub.uy |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
+
* [[Uruguay]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.agesic.gub.uy/innovaportal/file/497/1/estandares_ofimatica_v20.pdf |title=Estándares de ofimática |publisher=Agestic.gub.uy |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
* [[Venezuela]]
 
* [[Venezuela]]
   
===Subnational levels===
+
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
* [[Andalusia]] ([[Spain]])
+
!style="text-align:right;padding-right:1.5em;"| Subnational ||
* [[Assam]] ([[India]])
+
|class="hlist"|
* [[Extremadura]] ([[Spain]])
+
* [[Andalusia]], Spain
* [[Hong Kong]] ([[China]])
+
* [[Assam]], India
* [[Kerala]] ([[India]])
+
* [[Extremadura]], Spain
* [[Massachusetts]] ([[United States]])<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Massachusetts-Verdict-MS-Office-Formats-Out/|title=Massachusetts Verdict: MS Office Formats Out|date=24 September 2005|publisher=eWeek|accessdate=23 October 2012}}</ref>
+
* [[Hong Kong]], China
* [[Misiones]] ([[Argentina]])
+
* [[Kerala]], India
* [[Munich]] (Bavaria, [[Germany]])<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Munich-administration-switches-to-OpenDocument-Format-895415.html | title=Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format | author=Stefan Krempl | date=5 January 2010 | quote="Open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard, with PDF being used for non-editable files."}}</ref>
+
* [[Massachusetts]], United States<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Massachusetts-Verdict-MS-Office-Formats-Out/|title=Massachusetts Verdict: MS Office Formats Out |date=24 September 2005 |publisher=eWeek |accessdate=23 October 2012}}</ref>
* [[Paraná (state)|Paraná]] ([[Brazil]])
+
* [[Misiones]], Argentina
+
* [[Munich]], Bavaria, Germany<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Munich-administration-switches-to-OpenDocument-Format-895415.html |title=Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format |author=Stefan Krempl |date=5 January 2010 |quote="Open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard, with PDF being used for non-editable files."}}</ref>
{{col-end}}
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* [[Paraná (state)|Paraná]], Brazil
  +
|}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

by Sardanaphalus at October 11, 2014 06:08 PM

October 02, 2014

Google News

Samsung to Replace In-house Word Processing Software with Microsoft Word - BusinessKorea


Samsung to Replace In-house Word Processing Software with Microsoft Word
BusinessKorea
... even though the measure is aimed at adapting to globalization. The criticism is due to the fact that the decision is against a growing trend towards the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) to reduce serious dependence on Microsoft ...

and more »

October 02, 2014 07:46 AM

September 28, 2014

ODF Wikipedia Page

Janvlug: /* Europe */

Europe

← Previous revision Revision as of 22:00, 28 September 2014
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* [[Hungary]]
 
* [[Hungary]]
 
* [[Italy]]
 
* [[Italy]]
* [[Netherlands]]
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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>
 
* [[Norway]]<ref name=NorwayDocumentStandard>{{cite web|title=New obligatory IT standards for the state sector adopted|url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/press-centre/press-releases/2009/new-obligatory-it-standards-for-the-stat.html?id=570650|accessdate=19 December 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Norway]]<ref name=NorwayDocumentStandard>{{cite web|title=New obligatory IT standards for the state sector adopted|url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/press-centre/press-releases/2009/new-obligatory-it-standards-for-the-stat.html?id=570650|accessdate=19 December 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Poland]]
 
* [[Poland]]

by Janvlug at September 28, 2014 10:00 PM

September 26, 2014

Google News

Komentář: Jinde to jde. Proč tedy ne u nás? - LinuxEXPRES


Komentář: Jinde to jde. Proč tedy ne u nás?
LinuxEXPRES
Například Velká Británie nedávno schválila využití formátu ODF (Open Document Format – mezinárodní standard ISO/IEC 26300) jako standardního formátu dokumentů ve veřejné správě. Bernský kanton ve Švýcarsku schválil zákon, podle něhož mají být ...

September 26, 2014 01:34 PM

Charles H. Schulz

Reuniting LibreOffice and AOO – a personal take

As we are approaching the 4th anniversary of the LibreOffice project in just a few days, an old theme has been reappearing on the Internet: Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice should reunite. I would like to share my perceptions on this topic although I think it is not a really important one, at least as long as the LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice do not officially call for such a reunion. Before I start, let me remind everyone that what follows is my own opinion and neither the one of the Document Foundation, nor the one of the Democratic Party, the one of my Government, nor, at last, the one of Bob’s Shipping and Handling Company.

I am obviously biased in my judgement; I’m even a party to this game. But I am also relatively well informed on these matters, and you may want to read Leif Lodahl’s excellent post for more background. Let me clarify first that reuniting the two projects is an inherently political concept that covers several questions. Among them, here are a few that need to be answered.

1. How would we reunite?

 When the LibreOffice project was announced, the project asked Oracle to join and transfer the brand ownership to the new project. That didn’t pan out well. Oracle waited some time before deciding they would license the brand to the Apache Software Foundation, alongside the code of OpenOffice.org itself. There’s one important word here: Oracle licensed these assets.

Credits: Senate of the State of Berlin

Credits: Senate of the State of Berlin

It did not give nor sell them to the ASF. The full ability to dispose of the brand name “OpenOffice” would be somewhat uncertain from the onset, and LibreOffice would then be the brand used. Even if that was not the case, how would it exactly work? Would we release the same software under two brands? Two distinct releases under two different names?

2. What would we reunite?

That’s where the licensing part comes in: The choice of license is probably one of the biggest technical hurdle to such a reunification. On the one hand the LibreOffice codebase can, thanks to its licenses, accept patches licensed under the Apache license, but the reverse is more difficult (although perhaps not absolutely impossible). This constrained flow of code would be decisive, in the scenario of a reunification, as it would lead to stop the licensing of any new patch under the Apache license while leaving the present licensing scheme of the Document Foundation intact. My educated guess is that I don’t see the Apache Software Foundation allowing that to happen .

3. Where would we reunite?

In other words: what repository? Where? Would we use the ASF’s SVN repository of the Document Foundation’s own infrastructure with Git as the version control system of choice? Perhaps a third party (existing or created ad-hoc) would be another option.LibreOffice_external_logo_200px

4. Who?

Who would be the parties deciding is another delicate matter. On one side, the Document Foundation is an obvious stakeholder. Depending on the kind of reunification (more on this below), there would likely be some areas of discussion that would be not even considered just because of the Statutes of the Document Foundation (a charity cannot just go ahead and give away its assets like that). Aside the Document Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation, Oracle would probably be at least a necessary party to the discussion; and obviously, IBM. I’m sure I forget a few… but judging by the table, the dinner would likely be a delicate matter to handle. Having said that, it is not entirely clear what would be the voice of the broader community: as it stands, the Document Foundation is the only entity here directly representing its members, who are individual contributors of the LibreOffice project. The ASF does that too, but Apache OpenOffice is but one tiny fraction of the whole ASF community.

5. What kind of reunification do we want?

Beyond the rather specific questions asked above, this question has broader implications, because this is one that points out the actual reason and meaning of an hypothetical unification of the two projects. Do we want a merge of equals into a new structure? Is it even possible? I have highlighted a few points above that suggest this scenario would be technically difficult. Do we want LibreOffice to merge into ASF and AOO ? Obviously I don’t, but the question has been asked before. Why would we do that? Is  it even possible?AOO4_website_logo Licensing differences suggest that the LibreOffice-specific contributions would need to be dumped. It would end up meaning that LibreOffice would dissolve into AOO and disappear with all the work done for naught, and given the difference in size between the two projects it would just be like an elephant trying to go through a doorlock.  Do we  want AOO to merge into LibreOffice? Licensing-wise it would be possible. Would ASF want that? I don’t know. The Document Foundation can, I think accomodate the project and its members. We have seen massive migration waves before. We can certainly integrate the AOO team. Ultimately, the contributors of each project would be the judges by voting with their feet. And that is not something the Document Foundation, Apache, Oracle nor IBM will ever control.

6. What is it we’re trying to achieve?

When members of the old OpenOffice.org project used to sometimes discuss the future of that project with the good folks at Sun Microsystems, they would often hear the same question thrown back at them: “Tell us why a foundation for OpenOffice.org would help fix the project’s issues”. Invariably, any point that was raised in favour of a foundation was brushed away by providing whatever solution that did not involve the existence of an independent foundation. It used to illustrate perfectly the difference between real outcomes and the foreseen results based on a rational argumentation: the two don’t necessarily match. With a strange twist of irony, I must now ask the same question: “Why would the reunification help fix any of these projects’ issues?” I will quickly list here areas of concerns and topics that are usually pointed as reasons to unite the two office suites:

  • common branding / stronger brand value
  • everybody can now contribute to the same code base (yeaah!)
  • there’s no point in having two similar office suites
  • no more interoperability issues

The stronger brand value used to be a very good argument, perhaps even the best one, in 2010 and 2011. I started this post by highlighting that the LibreOffice project’s founders had actively sought Oracle’s consent to use OpenOffice for the new project. Now, we’re barely 72 hours away from the LibreOffice project’s fourth birthday. The project is doing well. There’s still much to do, but it has exceeded what many used to imagine would be possible. While the LibreOffice brand started from zero in 2010 and 2011, things have changed. Obviously, OpenOffice has a more known brand, as it capitalizes on 10 years of existence of its old project; I’m sorry to say that Apache OpenOffice has little merit in this achievement aside its very existence. But LibreOffice as a brand is now established and its brand value is growing pretty much everywhere. To destroy any one of these two brands all of a sudden would thus bear some painful consequences, although it may well happen in the end. Do we want this? Does anyone have an actual, sustainable and actionable plan for a brand transition? I have not heard of anything of that kind.

The fact that a common project could now contribute to the same codebase, thus making a “better and stronger” office suite is somewhat moot. LibreOffice took whatever it wanted from Apache OpenOffice through the licensing specifics of the two suites; but in sheer contributions, Apache OpenOffice has now little to offer to LibreOffice. Besides, the two contributors’ pools are so different in size that the addition of AOO developers would not be really meaningful to LibreOffice while if the reverse was true, things would be very interesting. However, it means that here again we pretend to play with contributors like we’re measuring army regiments. Community members come and go as they please, and a reunification is not something everyone is necessarily looking forward to.

There is indeed little value in having two similar office suites, although it is a fundamental expression of software freedom, and that alone should be enough. We also have something like 150 Linux distributions and if we really look around and apply this way of thinking,  we may want to merge with Calligra, Abiword and Gnumeric. That too, makes absolutely no sense. Remember, however, that neither AOO nor LibreOffice actually want to be “similar”, and despite a popular perception, they are growing rather different each quarter. The same can be said of Calligra, a project that runs on a very different code base. In a nutshell, clones may not make much sense, but choice is good especially if the choice involves real differences. There are now real differences between AOO and LibreOffice, in terms of features, of file format support, in terms of ecosystem and engineering processes as well. The choice between these two suites is becoming clearer as time goes by.  We shouldn’t forget that when we picture anything like a competition between Free and proprietary software, we are not implying that there should be only one option on either side.

Last but not least, interoperability issues have been mentioned by several well informed parties as being a problem and ultimately a hindrance to the adoption of Open Standards such as ODF. While this is a rather complex issue, it is also not a blindingly critical one, in the sense that the issues that can be met tend to arise in specific environments. These usually involve a userbase using OpenOffice.org or AOO together with LibreOffice and documents that have already been migrated to ODF. Growing differences in implementations invariably lead to visible differences in the presentations of documents (although there is no data loss) and therefore generate frustration and users’ discomfort. The only possible solution to these hurdles (aside a careful and diligent migration expert leading the ball) is to have AOO and LibreOffice cooperate on specific interoperability issues. But make no mistake: anyone else who would use Microsoft Office or Calligra with ODF documents would ultimately create its own incompatibilities. The actual scope of the problem is thus broader and has been expected for several years now; this is just not a mere AOO-LibreOffice  issue. A merger would solve this in the long term, but would still force some users to abandon one implementation for another.

Before I finish this very long post, let me just point out that when all is said and done on this topic, it really boils down to the actual will and intent of the stakeholders. It might seem unsavory for me to point this out, but to this day I still haven’t found any real reason for Apache OpenOffice to even exist. It does not mean that I hold this project’s members as idiots or incompetents, far from that. But if we talk about reunification, then it brings back the original question to the table: While we know why LibreOffice and the Document Foundation were created, we know of no real reason why Apache OpenOffice was started, aside one corporate will to license its own assets to a third party it is familiar with. So if the two projects were to reunite, one must pay close attention at the actual meaning of this movement and listen to the actual projects’ contributors. When Software Freedom is involved there is no point in bypassing the community.

by Charles at September 26, 2014 09:27 AM

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Aprire i formati della PA - Apogeo Online


Aprire i formati della PA
Apogeo Online
FixMyDocuments.eu si pone l'obiettivo di aiutare le amministrazioni pubbliche europee che hanno deciso di sostenere gli ODF a implementare la loro scelta, documentando, registrando e segnalando online la loro conformità. ... Grazie a questa iniziativa ...

September 26, 2014 04:49 AM

September 25, 2014

Planet KDE

2.8.6 → 2.9 → 3.0 → ...

That was my first Akademy after a while, I've been following previous two with kids on my lap. I think Brno turned out to be both a pretty destination and decent host for all KDErs.
A new Kexi contributor Wojtek Kosowicz came with me. You can read about him here and his recent story here. Recently in Kexi there is a trend of new contributors coming from Poland, and specifically from Warsaw. I've heard they're a bit regretting afterwards they didn't join the Akademy too but I trust that will improve next year :)

I met many great old KDE friends. I had good time chatting with openSUSE's Bruno Friedmann, unbelievably dedicated to both the distro and KDE. I met the stars of the KDE Visual Design Group. Consumed a few quarters of time of Timothée Giet, well known Calligra and KDE contributor. Thanks for all inspirations! I mention these meetings as design has always been my special interest.

Kexi BoF on early Monday, unfortunately my last day, was filled with clearing up ambiguities of Kexi's feature set and approach to creation of custom apps (yes, Kexi's destiny is to act as complete run-time and design tool for apps). Friedrich Kossebau, who helps with Kexi/Calligra a lot, largely contributed to this meeting. The BoF as and extended with always reliable Kevin Krammer and other friends.

What are the KDE's products?
That was a topic that circulated in the air and i suppose many contributors took it back to their homes. From my user-oriented optics gained over years, KDE produces apps and development frameworks, period. Give this optics, Plasma is an app, that people could freely install and remove these days, without doing too much harm to their app experience.

People mix apps that fit best to their workflow given they have freedom to do so, many of us never close the browser, and never sign out of some services. Frameworks help with making the KDE apps easier to pick individually, to get even more "native" feeling on other environments, it's not enough to say it once :) Now times of Internet Explorer dragging everything (including Silverlight, three Java versions and Flash) with it to your home shall be over. It's enough that current browsers are fat, they are almost like a separate OS environments within your native OS.

Here, someone could even say the KDE Frameworks is a byproduct... but a great one.

2.8.6, 2.9, 3.0 and beyond
Yesterday Kexi 2.8.6 has been released within Calligra. Click the link for a list of changes, and a mention of pretty unusual addition to Kexi - it proposes direct donations on its Welcome screen. It turned out to be convenient and hopefully not too annoying given what the benefits might be. It's best explained by the screen shot.

 

 

By direct we mean that users can actually pick features they badly want "ASAP". There are various approaches. The Kexi's donation page features example list of issues to give some idea about budget estimations. An example (never announced) fundraising has been also published to give the idea to users that they are in control how these things would work, what types of features could get implemented or improved. (Krita has a donation link too since some time)

We in the team are clearly happy with the number of fixes that appeared in 2.8.6. Now we're on the good way to the 2.9 series, the flow of commits has started already. A few new features are possible until the December release, one of them is a structure tree for Reports. Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5-based version of Kexi will be called 3.0, and its development is expected to happen in parallel with 2.9 development and maintenance, so it all starts now to meet the "early 2015" deadline. I plan to share major news from this front on this blog.

 

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by Jarosław Staniek (jstaniek) at September 25, 2014 08:56 AM

September 24, 2014

Planet KDE

Calligra 2.8.6 Released

We are pleased to announce that Calligra
Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active
2.8.6 have just been released. This last recommended update brings over 60 improvements to the 2.8 series of the applications and underlying development frameworks.

We are also glad to note that this release contains first contributions from Kamil Łysik, Michał Poteralski, and further improvements from the new contributor Wojciech Kosowicz. All for Kexi. Welcome on board!

What’s Next and How to Help?

Now we’re focusing on 2.9 series planned to debut in December this year and the new shiny 3.0 for 2015. You can meet us to share your thoughts or offer your support on general Calligra forums or dedicated Kexi or Krita forums. Many improvements are only possible thanks to the fact that we’re working together within the awesome community.

(if you’d like to maintain entire app, Karbon and Plan need new maintainers)

Calligra apps may be totally free, but their development is costly. Power, hardware, office space, internet access, traveling for meetings – everything costs. Direct donation is the easiest and fastest way to efficiently support your favourite applications. Everyone, regardless of any degree of involvement can do so. You can choose to:

Issues Fixed in This Release

General

  • Make rulers accept minimum length equal to zero. (bug 334968)
  • Fix a crash while copy/pasting (bug 334832)
  • Set the docker’s small font also on tool option panels for consistency.
  • Use the list of available file types when setting the file filter for picture shape. (bug 327782)
  • Put the New view action back to the View menu.
  • Prevent backtracking to undo the layout of a whole page, thus starting an infinite loop. This can be triggered by a page break in the middle of keepWithNext paragraphs. (bug 306000)

Kexi

  • Fix logic behind visibility of editing indicator in tabular and form views
  • Make Next and Last button in Page selector of Report data view to be disabled on last page.
  • Fix build error on OpenBSD operating system (missing include directory for ICU).
  • Fix row selection/highlighting when clicking/hovering over record marker. (bug 337914)
  • Fix an issue with resolving version of plugins (at least) on Linux.
  • Improve behaviour of tabbed toolbar when Design Tab is present.
  • Avoid displaying actions for parts that do not create objects.
  • Set labels to right in the Find dialog.
  • Fix a crash when pressed Tab on a form with one date picker. (bug 338766)
  • Avoid crashes when closing Kexi views.
  • Allow to create report items of specific size using mouse drag. (bug 334967)
  • Fix crash in Report designer.
  • Fix possible crash on opening report with a barcode element.
  • Fix icon alignment in Kexi record navigator buttons.
  • Add running desktop name and version to the feedback agent. Recognizes Plasma 4 and 5 at least.
  • Position pasted report element with an offset to the active element or to the corner. (bug 334967)
  • Add donations info to Kexi’s status bar. Currently only opens a BountySource page.
  • Improve experience by adding a dedicated database password dialog.
  • Avoid keeping potentially wrong password entered in the password dialog. We don’t want to re-use it.
  • Improve default size of modal assistant dialogs.
  • Hide system PostgreSQL (postgres) and MySQL (performance_schema) databases from the visible database list.
  • Use consistent sorting of unicode text values. (bug 338808)
  • Fix background opacity handling and new background/foreground’s defaults for report elements.
  • Many fixes for Kexi’s Database Import assistant (bugs 336556, 336557, 336558):
    • When needed ask for password to access source or destination servers.
    • Reload source database list if user pressed back and selected different connection.
    • Improve saving recent directories.
    • Do not ask twice about destination filename.
    • In addition to title, properly ask for database name for server destination databases.
    • Properly open imported database (file).

Krita

  • Fix bug that randomly disables tablet support.
  • Fix a crash with the latest evdev tablet drier.
  • Fix recognition of the Wacom stylus’ serial ID.
  • Add an option to disable touch capabilities of Wacom tablets. If you want to use it, please add the following option to your kritarc configuration file: disableTouchOnCanvas=true. (bug 332773)
  • Make rotation on Linux be consistent with rotation on Windows. (bug 331358)
  • Fix tablet stylus rotation on Linux.
  • Improve performance of the OpenGL canvas, it’s twice faster now.
  • Reduce memory consumption when textures are updated.
  • Fix a crash in Channels docker when the image is closed.
  • Fix a crash when the number of patches that fits in a column is zero.
  • Use period key instead of non-standard stop key for the "Select previous favourite preset" command. (bug 331105)
  • Fix moving of shapes in groups in shape layers. (bug 308942)
  • Set focus to layer name text input in layer properties dialog.
  • Fix the HSV options bug. (bug 313494)
  • Round the corner point position of the rectangle base tool, otherwise there is some odd jumping. (bug 335144)
  • Fix Erase composite operation to handle the selections properly.
  • Fix the Blur filter when Y>X. (bug 336914)
  • Fix a crash after selecting Layer array clones more than a couple times. (bug 336804)
  • Don’t crash when trying to Ctrl-Alt pick a color from a group layer.
  • Don’t show icons in the menus on Windows.
  • Fix anisotropy in Color Smudge brush engine (offset calculation). (bug 334538)
  • Fix Lens Blur filter artifacts when used as an Adjustment Layer. (bug 336470)
  • Fix a hang-up when opening the filter dialog twice or running any stroke-based action while having the dialog open. (bug 334982)
  • Fix misbehavior of the Brush tool when selected on a vector layer. (bug 335660)
  • Fix saving 16 bit grayscale images to tiff, jpeg and ppm. (bug 338478)

Calligra Stage

  • Let Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End keys go to top and bottom of text shape in stage.
  • Allow to exit text-edit mode by pressing Escape.

Try It Out

About Calligra

Calligra Suite is a graphic art and office suite. It is a part of the applications family from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org.

by Calligra News at September 24, 2014 04:38 PM

September 18, 2014

Google News

한글 프로그램 없어도 민원신청 OK - 대한민국정책포털 korea.kr


대한민국정책포털 korea.kr

한글 프로그램 없어도 민원신청 OK
대한민국정책포털 korea.kr
정부는 국민들이 민원실에 많이 제출하는 민원신청서와 공직에 지원하는 민간 전문가가 작성하는 개방형직위 응시원서에 대해 HWP 파일과 함께 '개방형 문서' 서식(open document format, ODF) 파일도 제공하기로 했다. ODF는 파일문서의 구조가 완전히 개방돼 ...

September 18, 2014 07:46 AM

September 17, 2014

An Antic Disposition

ISO/IEC JTC1 Approves ODF 1.2 PAS Ballot

OASIS ODF 1.2, the current version of the Open Document Format standard, was approved by ISO/IEC JTC1 National Bodies after a 3-month Publicly Available Specification (PAS) ballot.  The final vote for DIS 26300 was:  17-0 for Parts 1 and 2, and 18-0 for Part 3.

Of course, this is a very good result and all those involved, whether TC members and staff at OASIS, implementors, adopters and promoters of ODF and open standards in general should be pleased and proud of this accomplishment.

This was a team effort, obviously, and I’d like to give special thanks to Patrick Durusau  and Chris Rae on the ODF TC for their special efforts preparing the PAS submission for ballot, Jamie Clark from OASIS for putting together the submission package and Francis Cave, Alex Brown, Murata Mokoto and Keld Simonsen in JTC1/SC34/WG6 for their continued advice, feedback and support.

Since comments were received by Japan and the UK,  we now start the comment disposition process.  The SC34 Secretariat will determine whether a Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) is required, or whether the comments can simply be handed to the Project Editor for application to the specification prior to publication.   One way or another, there will be a little more work before publication of the ODF 1.2 International Standard.

The OASIS ODF TC continues work on ODF 1.3, with renewed vigor.  After nearly a decade of involvement with ODF, and many years leading the committee, I’ve stepped down.   The TC has elected Oliver-Rainer Wittmann, a long-time TC member, ODF implementor and a familiar face at ODF Plugfests, to take over.   I’m currently exploring other areas related to open innovation (open standards, open source, open data, open APIs).  If you know of anything interesting, send me a note.

 

by Rob at September 17, 2014 03:22 PM

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