September 2006 news items

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30 Sep 2006
MobileOffice released. Odendahl SEPT-Solutions.
Mobile Office is an office suite for the new OpenDocument format. It is the first and only implementation for Symbian as well as any other mobile platform.

20 Sep 2006
Zoho Office Update. Zoho blogs.
The Zoho QuickRead plug-in for IE and Firefox supports .ODT files. You can download it from

15 Sep 2006
Open document format puts an end to being locked into vendors and technologies.
"And while governments may not care about the technicalities behind ODF, they care about what it means: they will no longer be locked into any one vendor or any one solution."

Alfresco Launches Open Source Records Management Solution. SYS-CON, India.
"Converts from proprietary office formats to long- term vendor neutral formats such as Open Document Format (ODF) and Portable Document Format (PDF)..."

05 Sep 2006
Alfredo Beaumont's Summer of Code (SoC) project consisted in adding full native support of MathML / OpenDocument format to KFormula.

03 Sep 2006
Announcing Orca v1.0.0.
Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification. Orca has been been developed by the Sun Microsystems, Inc., Accessibility Program Office. The focus for Orca v1.0.0 has been to provide usable access to keyoffice productivity applications, including the following: GNOME desktop, yelp, gedit, gnome-terminal, evolution, gaim, OpenOffice Writer & Calc, and StarOffice Writer & Calc.
ORCA Live!.

The Mozilla Foundation announced that it is funding grants for individuals to work on Mozilla accessibility projects.