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OpenDocument is a proposed standard office-type document format; see http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050130002908154 for its proposed use etc.
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OpenDocument is a proposed standard office-type document format for use in the EU etc.; see http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050130002908154 for more detail.
  
 
Currently it has its own custom format for graphics elements, similar to OpenOffice.org's Draw format, and also somewhat similar to SVG in some areas.
 
Currently it has its own custom format for graphics elements, similar to OpenOffice.org's Draw format, and also somewhat similar to SVG in some areas.
  
 
Clearly it would be good both for SVG, Inkscape, and the success of the OpenDocument standard, if OpenDocument were to use SVG to the extent possible, such that any SVG-compliant renderer could render the <svg> parts of the document.
 
Clearly it would be good both for SVG, Inkscape, and the success of the OpenDocument standard, if OpenDocument were to use SVG to the extent possible, such that any SVG-compliant renderer could render the <svg> parts of the document.
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(See also the inkscape-devel mailing list, subject "filter for inkscape and OpenDocument".)
  
 
The current OpenDocument specification is available at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office .
 
The current OpenDocument specification is available at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office .
  
At the end of its first page, you can see how to submit comments. (See also the inkscape-devel mailing list, subject "filter for inkscape and OpenDocument".)
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The discussion list for committee members is office@lists.oasis-open.org, though I don't yet know how to see archives of this list.
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To send comments, either click the "Send a comment" button on the above-referenced web-page, or use the office-comment@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list.  Subscribe by sending the word "subscribe" in the body of mail to office-comment-request@lists.oasis-open.org.
  
 
From Daniel Carrera:
 
From Daniel Carrera:
  
 
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You can leave a comment (click on "Send a comment"), join the TC, or
 
simply just join their mailing list and participate in the discussion. The
 
list is office@lists.oasis-open.org but I can't figure out how to
 
subscribe. I know you don't have to be a TC member to participate, as I
 
know of other people who aren't members and still contribute there.
 
 
 
It is very important to get representation in the OASIS TC from multiple
 
It is very important to get representation in the OASIS TC from multiple
 
interested parties. The goal is to make a format acceptable to everyone,
 
interested parties. The goal is to make a format acceptable to everyone,

Revision as of 23:53, 31 January 2005

OpenDocument is a proposed standard office-type document format for use in the EU etc.; see http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050130002908154 for more detail.

Currently it has its own custom format for graphics elements, similar to OpenOffice.org's Draw format, and also somewhat similar to SVG in some areas.

Clearly it would be good both for SVG, Inkscape, and the success of the OpenDocument standard, if OpenDocument were to use SVG to the extent possible, such that any SVG-compliant renderer could render the <svg> parts of the document.

(See also the inkscape-devel mailing list, subject "filter for inkscape and OpenDocument".)

The current OpenDocument specification is available at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office .

The discussion list for committee members is office@lists.oasis-open.org, though I don't yet know how to see archives of this list.

To send comments, either click the "Send a comment" button on the above-referenced web-page, or use the office-comment@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list. Subscribe by sending the word "subscribe" in the body of mail to office-comment-request@lists.oasis-open.org.

From Daniel Carrera:

It is very important to get representation in the OASIS TC from multiple interested parties. The goal is to make a format acceptable to everyone, and that can only be done if people participate in the discussion.

Also, right now they wer working on the next version of the format. The one that'll meet all of the EU's requirements. And they are in the official "request for public comentary" period until Friday. So, the best time to raise a concern is right now. Send them a comment.