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Re: France and ODF

__/ [ B Gruff ] on Thursday 05 October 2006 12:02 \__

> All French government publications should be made available in OpenDocument
> Format (ODF), according to a report commissioned by the French prime
> minister.
> In his report, "On Equal Terms," National Assembly Deputy Bernard Carayon
> calls for a law making it compulsory for French government departments to
> use ODF when they create or distribute documents, and suggests that France
> ask its European partners to do likewise when exchanging documents at a
> European level.
> Carayon's report, submitted to Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on
> Sept. 14 and published late last week, is not just about ODF.
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/10/03/HNfrenchodf_1.html

You know what this means, don't you? *smile* Millions of fresh installtions
of OpenOffice, and/or Linux with KOffice /et al/. I wonder if Abiword is
working/has worked on ODF already. There might be a clue here:

Developers Gather for ODF Day at the KDE Community aKademy 2006 Conference

,----[ Quote ]
| Open source software developers, joined by Intel and IBM technical
| staff, exchange knowledge and plan ODF supporting projects;
| OpenDocument Developer Kit proposed


There were plenty of teams there, including IBM. Their LotusNotes for Linux,
as well as other new products, support ODF 'out of the box'.

In order to communicate with the French government, others will have to open
up as well: the Germans, the Americans, the Russians, the Australians...

The ball is rolling. ODF is 'viral'...

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