Sun Microsystems and the Open Document Format community of developers have launched the ODF Toolkit.
The toolkit adds to the capabilities of the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, and will help users implement systems that support the ODF format in their data systems.
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ODF competes against the proprietary document formats included in Microsoft’s Office productivity suite, and national governments, including India, are looking to widely adopt to avoid any data lock-in.
Sun said the ODF Toolkit is being developed as a condensed and concise code application, that will be used to implement ODF into other software.
The goal of the community effort is to isolate components that are able to provide ODF processing capabilities, so that OpenOffice.org and other products and organisations share development of common code. A greater number of developers are now being urged to get involved.
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