Projects at the Fellowship
Why develop for OpenDocument?
OpenDocument is the international ISO standard for office documents. It is supported accross the industry and more and more governments are mandating it. ODF is clear and is designed for interoperability. Read more
What the Fellowship is doing
The Fellowship's main projects for OpenDocument are:
- ODF Viewer
- A light-weight, cross-platform viewer for OpenDocument files. With a viewer available, it becomes easier to distribute ODF files, and for companies and government agencies to do a phased migration to OpenDocument.
- ODFpy is a complete API for OpenDocument in Python. Unlike other APIs, ODFpy is abstraction layer just above the XML format. The focus is to facilitate creation of valid documents and prevent the accidental creation of invalid documents.
- ODFphp is a new project by Norman Markgraf to provide an OpenDocument API for PHP. The project is in the early stages of development and is seeking volunteers.
- ODF Tools
- A collection of Linux command-line tools for ODF. They allow system administrators to write simple scripts to manage ODF files. For example, you can automatically validate ODF files, and convert them to HTML.
Fellowship developers' list and IRC channel
Developers are encouraged to join the developers' list as well as the general discussion list. To subscribe to the developers' list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email, to which you need to reply.
To subscribe to the general discussion list, send email to email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation email, to which you need to reply.
You can also join us on IRC, where the developers tend to hang out: #odf on irc.freenode.net.