ODF/OOXML Resources


"#CC0000">STANDARDS:


OpenDocument Format Version 1.0 specification: The
International Organization for Standardization's Office ODF
Version 1 page. (GCN.com/797)

OpenDocument Format Version 1.1
specification:
The OASIS specification for Version 1.1 of ODF.
(GCN.com/798)


Office Open XML ECMA page:
The official ECMA page for OOXML (www.ecma-international.org/memento/TC45.htm)


Office Open XML Overview: An
ECMA summary of the OOXML standard. PDF file. (GCN.com, Quickfind
799)


SUPPORT
GROUPS:


Open XML Developer: Microsoft's site for fostering the
Office Open XML developer community. The Web site includes a forum,
newsfeed, workspaces and sample code. (http://openxmldeveloper.org)


ODF Alliance: The alliance
helps educate organizations about the benefits of ODF. Includes
white papers and other information that can be helpful in making a
business case. (www.odfalliance.org)


SOFTWARE
AND INTEROPERABILITY PLUG-INS:


Microsoft Office 2007:
Home page for the new version of
Microsoft Office. GCN.com/800.


Open Office: The free
open-source office productivity suite that utilizes ODF. The latest
version, Version 2.2, does not support Microsoft Office 2007 files.
(www.openoffice.org)


Microsoft Compatibility Pack:
The plug-in that allows Microsoft Office 2007 files to be read by
older versions of Microsoft Office. (GCN.com, Quickfind
801.)


COMMENTARY
AND ANALYSIS:


'Achieving Openness: a closer look at ODF &
OOXML':
White paper by Sam Hiser, founder of the
OpenDocument Foundation. (GCN.com/802.)


ConsortiumInfo.org: Standards
attorney Andrew Updegrove's blog. Updegrove comments and
investigates news around such standards as ODF (http://consortiuminfo.org).


IBM Developer Works blog: Bob
Sutor: Sutor is the vice president of standards and open source at
IBM and a supporter of ODF. (GCN.com/803.)



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