The Myth Of OOXML Adoption

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| There are fewer than 2,000 OOXML documents on the entire internet (as indexed
| by Google at least) and the trend is flat.
|
| What about ODF? Almost 160,000 and growing strongly.
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http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/11/...-adoption.html

OpenDocument Format community steadfast despite theatrics of now
impotent ‘Foundation’

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| Especially given the way Microsoft, the company whose Office empire is
| probably more threatened by ODF than most people realize, capitalized on the
| confusion by spreading its own FUD on the story.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=910


Related:

South Africa, Netherlands and Korea striding toward ODF

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| France is making the strongest move to ODF and its native office suite,
| OpenOffice. Nearly half a million government employees are being switched to *
| OpenOffice.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...236114&rid=-50


ODF Alliance hails record growth in application support for ODF

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| In total, there are now more than two dozen ODF-supporting text, spreadsheet,
| and presentation applications announced in the past three months
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http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.tech...pport-for-odf/


ODF a National Standard in Korea

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| The proposal for ODF to be accepted as a Malaysian Standard by SIRIM,
| Department of Standards Malaysia and ultimately the Minister of Science,
| Technology & Innovation is dormant for more than a year now. Four months
| after the Malaysian proposal went to sleep, Italy made ODF a National
| Standard. Eight months after that, Korea has followed suit. With this Korean
| news, perhaps the Malaysian proposal will be awakened. * *
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http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2007...national-.html


Obama Voices Support for ODF

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| OpenDocument Format supporters are welcoming presidential hopeful Sen. Barack
| Obama's promise to put government data online in universally accessible
| formats should he be elected.ODF a National Standard in Korea *
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* * * *
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2219248,00.asp


Open IT has arrived: US presidential candidates campaigning for it

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| When U.S. presidential candidates start promoting their open-source and
| open-document platforms, you know that the open-source movement has finally
| arrived. *
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...g=2547-1_3-0-5


South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

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| The South African government yesterday announced the adoption of OpenDocument
| Format (ODF) as a standard for government communications.
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http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=$id&src=digg


Malaysia formally embraces open doc format

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| The Malaysian government today announced plans to adopt open standards and
| the Open Document Format (ODF) within the country's public sector.
|
| [...]
|
| In July this year, Japan became the first country in the Asia-Pacific region
| to embrace open software standards. Last August, the United Nations urged
| countries in the region to adopt the ODF. *
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2030781,00.htm


Government of Japan Embraces Open Software Standards

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| The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), the leading organization
| advocating for openness and accessibility to government documents and
| information, today congratulated Japan for adopting a policy under which
| government ministries and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors
| whose products support internationally recognized open standards. * *
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http://www.govtech.com/gt/126612?topic=117674


Netherlands Picks ODF

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| Frank Heemskerk, Minister of Economic Affairs, announced today that ODF will
| be the standard for reading, publishing and the exchange of information for
| all governmental organisations. The deadline is January 2009. *
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http://gotze.eu/2007/09/netherlands-picks-odf.html


OpenDocument and Qt fonts goodness

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| Like South Africa Adopts ODF, German Foreign Office comes out in favor of ODF
| and there are various articles going over how Holland and Belgium are
| steadilly switching governments but also schools over to ODF. *
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http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2007...onts-goodness/


Opendocument_adoption

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| Contents
|
| * * * 1 United States
| * * * * * o 1.1 Massachusetts
| * * * * * * * * + 1.1.1 References
| * * * * * o 1.2 Other states and organizations in the US
| * * * * * * * * + 1.2.1 References
| * * * 2 Europe
| * * * * * o 2.1 EU Definition of an open standard
| * * * * * o 2.2 United Kingdom
| * * * * * * * * + 2.2.1 Bristol City Council
| * * * * * o 2.3 Belgium
| * * * * * o 2.4 Finland
| * * * * * o 2.5 Slovakia
| * * * 3 Other governments
| * * * * * o 3.1 Australia
| * * * * * o 3.2 India
| * * * * * o 3.3 Japan
| * * * * * o 3.4 Malaysia
| * * * * * o 3.5 Peru
| * * * * * o 3.6 Vietnam
| * * * * * o 3.7 Other
| * * * 4 See also
| * * * 5 References
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opendocument_adoption