Interoperability Rules to achieve Document Freedom

by Italo Vignoli on March 27, 2014

To celebrate Document Freedom Day, I have written a short white paper about interoperability. It starts with a short synopsis of the evolution of document exchanges since the days of the printed file, and ends with four basic rules to improve interoperability to achieve document freedom.

As usual, the Hybrid PDF can be accessed by every PDF reader, and can be opened as a regular ODT file by LibreOffice users. Another advantage of free software, which should at least raise a question in the mind of proprietary software users.

Achieving Document Freedom in Four Easy Steps

March 26, 2014

In order to achieve document freedom, we must learn to produce interoperable documents. Unfortunately, this means that we have to review most of our editing habits, and start thinking about several details which make a difference: the office suite, the document format and the fonts. At the end, we will realize that if we start […]

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Redmond, we have a problem…

February 26, 2014

Create a new spreadsheet using Microsoft Office 2013. I am using the Italian version on one of the very first ASUS ZenBooks, running Windows 7 (fully updated) with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. Place cursor on first cell (A1), and insert the following date: February 1, 1900 (using only numbers, in your preferred […]

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Language Support of Office Suites

February 17, 2014

One of the distinct advantages of free software is the diversity of the community, which often translates in a wider language support. This is the case of LibreOffice, which is able to support a larger number of languages than Microsoft Office (and of other open source office suites). Language Support of Office Suites from The […]

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LibreOffice is available on the iPad and Chromebooks thanks to rollApp

December 30, 2013

Berlin, December 30, 2013 – The Document Foundation is happy to acknowledge that the most recent version of LibreOffice – the best free office suite ever – is available on the iPad and Chromebooks as a cloud application, thanks to rollApp online virtualization technology: https://www.rollapp.com/LibreOffice. rollApp iPad and Chromebook users don’t download or install the […]

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The Document Foundation appoints 15 Certified Developers in 2013

December 13, 2013

Including hackers certified in 2012, TDF Certified Developers are now 37 Berlin, December 11, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) unveils the list of the Certified Developers appointed in 2013: Noel Grandin (independent), Matúš Kukan (Collabora), Noel Power (SUSE), Muthu Subramanian (Collabora), Miklos Vajna (Collabora), certified in March; Maxime de Roucy (Linagora), Winfried Donkers (independent), […]

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The Document Foundation welcomes a new member of the Advisory Board: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia

June 25, 2013

Berlin, June 25, 2013 – The Document Foundation announces that King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia is now an effective member of its Advisory Board. KACST sponsors the National Program for Free and Open Source Software Technologies (Motah: http://www.motah.org.sa/), which has been contributing to LibreOffice for almost one year, to […]

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The Document Foundation welcomes France’s MIMO in the Advisory Board

June 17, 2013

MIMO (Inter-Ministry Mutualisation for an Open Productivity Suite) represents several bodies of the French government, and fosters the diversity of TDF Advisory Board by adding the voice of 500,000 professional users Berlin, June 17, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that MIMO – the working group of the French government including several ministries and […]

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Some food for thought

June 13, 2013

Just spotted on Rob Weir’s blog: May 13th, 2013: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 2 (prepared with another apparently “neutral” post: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 1) This is the last post of a long story, going back to June 2011 and reiterated since then: June 1st, 2011: […]

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LibreOffice QA Team launch a Bug Triage Contest

June 13, 2013

The competition will run from June 20th to July 5th, 2013 The Document Foundation announce a Bug Triage Contest to prepare for the announcement of LibreOffice 4.1. The event will last two weeks during the availability of the first release candidate of the office suite, from June 20th to July 5th, 2013. Details of the […]

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