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Mad Penguin: Gary Edwards: OpenOffice.org 2.0 Leaping Over Legacy Lockdown with Clean XML

Oct 12, 2005, 21:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"As we approach the imminent release of the 'stable' version of OpenOffice.org 2.0 (OOo 2.0), it is becoming increasingly apparent that OOo 2.0 and it's commercial big brother, StarOffice 8.0, are going shake up the desktop software industry. As this Mad Penguin interview with Gary Edwards shows, the 'clean' XML standard adopted by the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee (TC) and the State of Massachusettst is at the heart of massive changes now under way in the multi-billion dollar office productivity software industry.

"Gary is a member of the OpenDocument TC and the principal of Open Business Stack Systems, a company providing XML-based SOA (service-oriented architecture) solutions, and so has first-hand knowledge of the potential that truly open XML holds for uniting disparate computer systems which are still out there running mission critical applications..."

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