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South Africa, Netherlands and Korea striding toward ODF

http://www.computerworld.com.au

As Microsoft's Office Open XML document format remains in ISO limbo, a trio of countries are pushing forward an adoption of the alternative Open Document Format (ODF) instead, according to an ODF advocacy group.

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words (an eBook in Process)

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

For some time I've been considering writing a book about what has become a standards war of truly epic proportions. I refer, of course, to the ongoing, ever expanding, still escalating conflict between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace alike.

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Getting the (Share)Point About Document Formats

http://lwn.net

The OpenDocument Foundation was formed in 2005, with the mission "to provide a conduit for funding and support for individual contributors to participate in ODF development" at the standards body OASIS.

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What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

http://blogs.the451group.com

"It is not altogether clear what Obama meant when he referred to ‘universally accessible formats’. “Actually, in a clear indication that Obama has a good future in politics, he didn’t actually name any specific proposals related to ODF. In fact, there’s no saying what, specifically, he meant,”

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Obama Voices Support for ODF

http://www.eweek.com

The senator promises to put government data online in universally accessible formats if elected.

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IBM's Lotus Symphony Continues ODF Push

http://www.pcworld.com

IBM Tuesday released the second beta of its free Lotus Symphony productivity applications suite and says a final version will ship next year designed to drive adoption of open file formats.

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SA government gets serious about ODF

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Late last month the First International ODF Users Workshop was held in Berlin. The event was attended by officials representing 20 governments from around the world. South Africa was represented by Aslam Raffee, the chief information officer at the department of science and technology.

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Open Document Foundation closes up shop

http://www.linux-watch.com

Over the last several weeks, the Open Document Foundation has taken back its support for the Open Document Format, and has confused many of its friends. It has now closed up shop.

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OpenDocument and Qt fonts goodness

http://labs.trolltech.com

Lots of goodness has been happening with the Open Document Format. Well, not the format itself, that has been an ISO standard for some time and that kind of implies it gets a bit boring. Fileformats being boring is, much like in governments, a good thing. Boring means stable. And we need a stable Foundation. (bonus points to the people that got the reference ;) )

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Open Document Format gains more support

http://www.edri.org

The first international workshop of Open Document Format (ODF) public sector users took place in Berlin on 29-30 October 2007, hosted by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Now it’s Open Document Format’s turn for the FUDmeisters.

http://hackfud.net

Okay, lets get one thing straight… Repeat after me: “The Open Document Foundation has nothing to do with the Open Document Format”!

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Key KOffice Developers Talk About KOffice 2 and Open Standards

http://dot.kde.org

KOffice, the office suite built on KDE technology and in the KDE Communtiy has recently gotten a lot of press, but is still often underrepresented. In this interview, some key KOffice developers tell us about the recent progress of KDE's Office suite, about Open Standards and how KOffice plays an active role in bringing Freedom to users.

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Document Format Dispute Spills into the Open

http://www.eweek.com

The recent decision by the Open Document Foundation to substitute the World Wide Web Consortium's Compound Document Format in place of the format it was set up to promote, the Open Document Format, has sparked a contentious debate over what shape the format should take.

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ODF format group retreats from ODF

http://www.theinquirer.net

HE GROUP set up to push the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) is abandoning its support of that file format.

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German Foreign Office comes out in favor of Open Document Format

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"At the first international workshop of users of the Open Document Format (ODF) in Berlin to which the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic had invited about 150 users and political observers, Brazil and India, in addition to German cities such as Munich, emerged as leading proponents of open standards in the office area.

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