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ODF Wins in Slovakia, Maybe More Countries

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Summary: Updates on ODF progress around the world, among developers, and in committees

THE NEWS about Slovakia choosing ODF (OpenDocument Format) was last mentioned in September and now we have Jan Husar stating that "OOXML didn't made it into national standards and ODF can be used in any version!"



This message was passed on by Rob Weir and many other people who support ODF. Another person says that "In conference with the Dominican Republic document archieve from the ministry of culture about implementing ODF..."

There are few tiny reports about the ODF TC, including this from Dennis Hamilton. Jomar Silva is formally joining the discussion.

Over in Denmark, the anger and confusion are not over. We wrote about this last month and reports continue to pour, albeit they're mostly/only in Danish:



There is also this report in Dutch and an accompanying photo.

A new version of lpOD has been announced, which is good news to ODF. [via vim expert Bart Hanssens]

lpOD 0.8 has just been released, together with its documentation. You can download lpOD 0.8 here.

lpOD -- languages & platforms OpenDocument. Definition of a Free Software API implementing the ISO/IEC 26300 standard.


This is also mentioned here and there are other new projects that advance ODF.

There is growing pressure on Quickoffice to support ODF on iPhone and Symbian.

I use some open office files in my thumbdrive, so that i can easily transition between my home pc (windows) and linux netbook (Asus Eee PC). I hope Quickoffice can support these files, so that I can also use them on my S60 phone (Nokia E71)


Androffice already supports ODF [1, 2, 3] and so does Officeshots, which has this new article on the subject.

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