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Tim Gray
Sun to Provide ODF Plug-In for Microsoft Office
02/08/07 12:58 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 501 Words

The early access version of the ODF plug-in allows for the seamless two-way conversion of Microsoft Office documents to ODF for people who use computers with assistive technologies to access documents.

For now, it is only available for use with MS Office...

Chris Maxcer
Microsoft's ODF Policy Gets Skeptical Reception From EU
05/22/08 11:26 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 747 Words

"The Commission would welcome any step that Microsoft took towards genuine interoperability, more consumer choice and less vendor lock-in," the memo noted, then added, "The Commission will investigate whether the announced support of ODF in Office leads to better interoperability and allows...

Jennifer LeClaire
Microsoft Shows Support for ODF
07/06/06 11:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 484 Words

Comparing Apples and Oranges
Open XML and ODF were designed to meet very different customer requirements. By developing the bidirectional translation tools through an open source project, Microsoft believes the technical decisions and tradeoffs necessary will be transparent to everyone...

Jack M. Germain
Whither OpenDocument Format?
12/27/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1147 Words

Proponents of open source software and standardizing document formats might wonder whether the same sentiments apply to the poetry between the OpenDocument Format, or ODF, and the Compound Document Format, or CDF. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)...

Katherine Noyes
Countries Line Up Against OOXML as Global Standard
06/02/08 2:53 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1130 Words

Not Surprised
"I am not surprised by the number of appeals given the reported irregularities," Marino Marcich, managing director for the ODF Alliance, told LinuxInsider. The ODF Alliance seeks to promote and advance the use of OpenDocument Format (ODF).


Nancy Cohen
IBM Gives Back to the OpenOffice Community
09/10/07 3:35 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 611 Words

ODF Momentum
What is already clear is that the IBM move will have ramifications on continued momentum building toward Open Document Format (ODF), versus the Microsoft-backed Office Open XML (OOXML) standard.

OpenOffice uses ODF as its native file format,...

Jennifer LeClaire
OpenDocument Format Finds Favor With International Standards Group
05/04/06 9:30 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 534 Words

The ODF emerged from the open source OpenOffice.org project. The initial work was submitted to, and further developed at, OASIS, where it was accepted as an official OASIS standard in May 2005. The six-month approval ballot for its adoption as a standard by...

Katherine Noyes
OpenDocument Foundation Abandons Namesake Format
10/31/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 496 Words

... OpenDocument Foundation , after five years of promoting the OpenDocument Format (ODF) for office applications, is switching direction and embracing a different format. ODF, which is overseen by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), has been accepted...

Keith Regan
Mass. Open Document Plan May Include Microsoft
08/28/06 1:59 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 797 Words

That list includes ODF and the Portable Document Format (PDF) championed by Adobe . Open XML's ommission from the list is a setback for Microsoft, since the company designed Open XML to answer concerns about compatibility.

Old Plan, New CIO

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft Translator Strengthens Open Standards Commitment
02/02/07 2:00 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 568 Words

Given that the ODF standard had already been developed and standardized by the ISO -- and recognized by several state and national governments -- many view the OOXML standard as Microsoft's attempt to keep control over users of its Office software .

Jack M. Germain
The Long Slog to Level the Document Playing Field
01/06/15 5:22 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1631 Words

"Certainly, we all take pride in seeing the use of Apache OpenOffice increase -- over 125 million downloads so far -- and in hearing about larger adoptions of ODF (open document format). But we have no sales force going out there pushing...

Jay Lyman
Novell Adds OpenXML Support to OpenOffice
12/06/06 8:57 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 419 Words

"Novell supports the ODF as the default file format in OpenOffice because it provides customer choice and flexibility . Interoperability with Microsoft Office has also been critical to the success of OpenOffice," said Novell Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source...

Jay Lyman
Massachusetts: State of Open Source
10/16/06 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 737 Words

The controversy around Massachusetts and ODF, an open standards-based computer document alternative to Microsoft Office, resulted in the resignation of the state's former chief information officer. It has also triggered a tremendous amount of scrutiny -- not only over Massachusetts' decision, but...

Marino Marcich
The Worldwide Search for a Standard Document Format
10/05/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 764 Words

A truly open standard, such as OpenDocument Format (ODF), ensures public access to information, technology neutrality and choice. ODF is now being considered for use by countries in every major region of the globe.

In turn, growing pressure from governments mandating the...

Jay Lyman
Ecma Approves MS Office Format, IBM Dissents
12/08/06 1:12 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 532 Words

The vote was not unanimous, however, as ODF supporter and Ecma member IBM gave Microsoft's standard a no vote, and there was some speculation that Open XML will face a much greater challenge winning approval from the International Standards Organization (ISO), which has...

Katherine Noyes
Open Documents and Last Chance for OOXML
03/31/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 946 Words

OOXML is Microsoft's bid, but ODF (OpenDocument Format), which is overseen by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), is the ISO-approved standard that already exists. Meanwhile, the OpenDocument Foundation, which spent most of the past five or so years...

Nancy Cohen
Big Blue Crashes Microsoft's Office Party
09/19/07 8:07 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 511 Words

ODF Boost
"Every additional application which supports ODF is further proof that ODF is a truly open standard worthy of the name and worthy of its ISO (International Organization for Standardization) accreditation," McCreesh told LinuxInsider.

Lotus Symphony supports multiple...

Katherine Noyes
News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction!
02/24/14 2:34 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1115 Words

"We believe this will cause problems for citizens and businesses who use office suites which don't support ODF," he suggested. Not only that, but "we believe very strongly that the current proposal is likely to increase costs, cause dissatisfaction amongst citizens...

Nancy Cohen
Microsoft's OOXML Standard Bid Falls Flat
09/04/07 3:36 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 536 Words

That Other Document Format
On the technology side, the recent failure of Open XML to become a global standard was hardly ignored by supporters of the document file format, ODF.

The vote-down is a victory in that "it...

Fred J. Aun
Microsoft Gets Foot in Mass. Office Door
07/03/07 11:50 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 719 Words

"After all the ITD has been through, perhaps we should just say, 'Thanks, you deserve a rest,'" Updegrove told LinuxInsider. "Massachusetts clearly got the bandwagon rolling, and if OOXML stays in the new draft, the ITD can take credit not only for giving ODF ...

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