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[News] ODF and Other Standards Celebrated and Promoted Across the World

  • Subject: [News] ODF and Other Standards Celebrated and Promoted Across the World
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 01:27:32 +0100
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Kroes on the effect of the crisis challenges and open platforms (nederlands)


Anuncio ODF Plugfest Granada 2010


OpenOffice.org celebrates Document Freedom Day


OpenOffice.org celebrates Document Freedom Day


Public Intervention document freedom day


Document FreeDom Day

,----[ Quote ]
| OpenOfficeâs default format is ODF only.
| Its Writer saves as âodt â open document 
| textâ.
| Its Spreadsheet saves as âods â open 
| document spreadsheetâ
| Its Impress saves as âodp â open document 
| presentationâ


Making the Grade With the Open Document Format

,----[ Quote ]
| HOSEF conducts a monthly âOpen Source 
| Pizzaâ so that people can learn more about 
| what is happening with Free and Open 
| Source Software. ThÑÑ presentation is 
| about the adoption of the Open Document 
| Format by the University of Hawaiiâs 
| College of Education.



Introducing ISO ODF 1.1

,----[ Quote ]
| Formally this alignment to ODF 1.1 would
| be done via an amendment to ISO/IEC
| 26300:2006, to add the enhancements from
| OASIS ODF 1.1 â primarily accessibility
| improvements.  The process will look
| something like this:
|    1. OASIS submits the full text of ODF
|    1.1 to JTC1 (done)
|    2. The ODF Project Editor will work
|    with SC34/WG6 to prepare the text of an
|    amendment to ISO/IEC 26300.  Think of
|    it as a diff between ODF 1.0 and ODF
|    1.1 (in progress)
|    3. A ballot of  SC4 NBs in what is
|    called an FPDAM (Final Preliminary
|    Draft Amendment)
|    4. A ballot of JTC1 NBs in what is
|    called an FDAM (you guessed it â a
|    Final Draft Amendment)


The importance of Document Freedom Day explained by Microsoft job offer

,----[ Quote ]
| On January 4th, 2010, Microsoft published
| on his website a job offer for a Linux and
| Open Office Compete Lead. Since then the
| offer has been removed, but a PDF version
| of that page is still available here and in
| other places online. Reading that offer is
| very interesting because it proves, in case
| you weren't convinced yet, what really
| constitutes the reason of Microsoft's huge
| market "share".
| Among other things, the job offer says that
| (bold fonts are mine) "the job consists of
| focusing on one of the biggest issues that
| is top of mind for... Steve Ballmer... The
| core mission of CSI is to win share against
| Linux and OpenOffice.org". Responsibilities
| include (last bullet on page 1) "to see
| where Linux Server and OpenOffice
| challenges arise."
| Here is, in normal language, what Microsoft
| actually said with that job offer:
|    1. Operating systems which are
|    alternative to Windows, like Linux, are
|    a "big issue" only in the server market
|    (the servers are the computers powering
|    websites, databases and other
|    centralized services: the computers on
|    people's desks, and by extension the
|    software they run, are called "desktops"
|    instead)
|    2. In the desktop market the real "big
|    issue" for Microsoft are not
|    alternatives to Windows, like Linux, but
|    alternatives to Microsoft Office, like
|    OpenOffice


Document Freedom Day Interview with Chris Moore, CIO, City of Edmonton

,----[ Quote ]
| ODFA:  Edmonton is obviously in good
| company among leading Canadian cities
| embracing open standards and
| interoperability, along with efforts
| underway in Vancouver and Toronto.  Have
| you been working collaboratively with those
| cities to share insights, and do you think
| the Canadian Federal Government will follow
| the lead?  What are they doing in this
| area, and should they be following your
| lead?  Do you think it's harder for a
| Federal Government to transition than
| municipal or local governments?


OpenOffice market share worksheet

,----[ Quote ]
| Drew Jensen, a stalwart OpenOffice.org
| community contributor, pointed us to this
| worksheet describing office suite market
| share. It should probably be posted, too,
| to Major OpenOffice.org Deployments -
| OpenOffice.org Wiki and also to our Market
| Share wiki,
| http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Market_Share_Analysis


Why I support Document Freedom Day

,----[ Quote ]
| In this sense, I am reminded how Tommy
| Douglas, the founder of universal medical
| coverage in Canada, explained why he stood
| by his social democratic beliefs when most
| of them had no chance of being widely
| accepted:
|     You say the little efforts that I make
|     will do no good; they never will
|     prevail to tip the hovering scale where
|     justice hangs in balance. I donât think
|     I ever thought they would, but I am
|     prejudiced beyond debate in favor of my
|     right to choose which side shall feel
|     the stubborn ounces of my weight.
| In other words, sometimes you need to stand
| up for what you know is right, regardless
| of consequences, simply out of self-
| respect. Campaigns like Document Freedom
| Day give the opportunity for such self-
| reaffirmation, and I would support them for
| that reason alone, even if more practical
| reasons did not exist as well.


Supporting Document Freedom Day

,----[ Quote ]
| The details for Document Freedom Day 2010
| have been announced â itâs on March 31st
| and there will be events all over the
| world. This should be a year of
| celebration as well as campaigning, as we
| have made enormous strides in promoting
| liberty.

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