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OOXML/ODF - The Next Stage is Unfolding in Norway

http://www.groklaw.net

In 2009, Norway decided that ODF was to be used, rather than OOXML, but called for further study and input from the IT industry, and I gather Microsoft put its shoulder to the wheel, and guess what? Now there is a new report (in Norwegian) that compared the two and concludes that neither is suitable, and both should be kept "under observation".

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How to generate and update ODF spreadsheets without OpenOffice

http://freesoftware.zona-m.net

What if your boss demands a new version of a spreadsheet, with fresh data, every day? Should you enter them manually? No, if your data have a fixed structure and the spreadsheet can be in OpenDocument format (ODF)! If that's the case, it only takes a bit of shell and Perl scripting to generate automatically a new spreadsheet whenever the raw data change.

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Why and how the OpenDocument format can save you a lot of time!

http://freesoftware.zona-m.net

Beside its openness, there is also one more reason why ODF is great for everybody who must produce a lot of office documents: ODF is really simple to generate or edit automatically. Even if you aren't a professional programmer, it takes very little effort to put together a script that generates or processes in any way texts, presentations or spreadshets in ODF format.

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ODF at 5 Years

http://www.robweir.com

Five years ago today, on May 1st, 2005 OASIS approved Open Document Format 1.0 as an OASIS Standard. I’d like to take a few brief minutes to reflect on this milestone, but only a few.

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Facebook Joins Microsoft’s War on ODF

http://techrights.org

An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated further

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Oracle's ODF Plug-in Pricing: What's up with That?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

When news of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun Microsystems broke long ago, many people wondered what that would mean for OpenOffice, the most widely adopted full desktop implementation of ODF.  

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OpenDocument Format (ODF) Shows That It Would Have Been Better If IBM Bought Sun

http://techrights.org

Oracle's attitude toward (or dedication to) ODF compares badly to that of Sun, IBM, and probably even Red Hat

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Oracle start charging for Sun's Office ODF plug-in

http://www.h-online.com

Oracle have begun to charge for the ODF Plugin, originally supplied by Sun as a closed source but free download plug-in for Microsoft Office

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First report from OpenDocument Plugfest in Granada

http://freesoftware.zona-m.net

The ODF Plugfest is a Conference whose goal is to to achieve the maximum interoperability between competing applications, platforms and technologies in the area of digital document sharing, and to promote the OpenDocument format (ODF). This is a short technical summary, primarily aimed at developers, of what happened during the first day of the conference

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ODF Alliance Newsletter: February 2010 (PDF)

http://www.odfalliance.org

ODF Alliance Newsletter for February 2010. Contains latest news regarding open formats, including adoption by various governments around the world.

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Created by komrad 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 22 weeks ago
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ODF Roundup: News from Scandinavia, OpenOffice.org 3.2, and Symphony 3.0 Beta 2

http://boycottnovell.com

A potpourri of news from the past week or so, starting with success stories and proceeding to releases of new software that supports OpenDocument Format (ODF)

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Denmark to implement ODF document standard

http://www.h-online.com

Last Friday, after four years of deliberation, representatives of all parties in the Danish parliament (Folketing) reached an agreement to adopt the OpenDocument Format (ODF) as their official format for saving documents from April 2011. Initially, the decision will not affect any regional or communal authorities; a decision in this respect is to follow at a later stage.

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ODF is Winning in Europe; ‘Microsoft Press’ Spreads ODF FUD as OpenOffice.org Passes to Oracle

http://boycottnovell.com

Victories for ODF, especially in Denmark; other developments that bring about better ODF support, still facing the usual FUD from Redmond

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Denmark ditches Microsoft and goes with ODF

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year. The decision to axe Microsoft’s Office document formats won cross-party support.

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Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format

http://www.h-online.com

The LiMux project, which oversees Linux migration in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has reached another milestone. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard.

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