ODF Archive

9 Mar 2009

Latvia and UK Endorse ODF

[From SolidOffice] According to the latest ODF Alliance Newsletter, the UK and Latvia have made moves in support of OpenDocument Format (ODF). The CIO’s office in the UK has created a new page called Open Source, Open
6 Feb 2009

OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide

The manual, edited by OOoAuthors, it’s available at Lulu. It’s over 500 pages, and costs only 20 bucks.
23 Jan 2009

BlackBerry to Support OpenDocument Format

I don’t like the BlackBerry, but I’m happy to know that the device will support ODF starting from the second quarter of 2009. [Click to read the entire story: BlackBerry to Support OpenDocument Format – ComputerworldUK]
24 Nov 2008

About Beijing, OOo, ODF and interoperability

Unfortunately, I haven’t had enough time to elucubrate about what I’ve seen and heard in Beijing. Therefore, this is going to be a random collection of thoughts. Maybe, in the future I will have the time to
22 Oct 2008

Venezuela adopts ODF as National Standard

Speaking at the Second ODF Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, Carlos Gonzalez of the National Center of Information Technologies, announced that the Venezuelan government had formally adopted ODF as a standard for the “processing, exchange and storage
18 Apr 2008

Microsoft and the open source community

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, while speaking today at the annual conference of the company Most Valuable Professional, has given some perspective about the relationship between Microsoft and open source, as reported by Todd Bishop. What
24 Mar 2008

Standards and communications

I have tried to follow the discussion about the standardization of the Microsoft Office Open XML document format, or ECMA-376:2006 or ISO/IEC DIS 29500. The fast track process is in the final stage, with the national bodies
15 Mar 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0 goes to LGPLv3

The change has been announced last week, but I think it’s important to read Simon Phipp’s comments on its relevance. This quote sums it up: OpenOffice.org’s license will change to LGPLv3 as part of a broader set
5 Mar 2008

A remarkable post about the BRM

Antonis Christofides, one of the Greek delegates, has written an extensive and remarkable post about the BRM. He clarifies many of the points that were left in the dark by most of the other delegates that have
3 Mar 2008

I’m confused, and I’m not alone

Matthew Aslett of The 451 Group comments about the Geneva BRM. He is probably confused as much as I am, but he reports a number of opinions (including those that I’ve mentioned in my previous post). I