IBM and Sun launch ODF Toolkit

With pleasure I learned today that IBM and Sun together launched It is at least partly seeded with code from Sun’s OpenOffice (namely the ODF Toolkit project). Initial components include ODFDOM (a low-level ODF API) and an ODF validator. Another very pleasant surprise is the publication of the source code under the liberal Apache License V2.0. Congratulations to the people involved!

This will make especially ODFDOM interesting for Apache FOP.  One of the missing puzzle pieces in FOP surely is an ODF output plug-in to replace the RTF format in the long run. Somehow I’ve got the feeling that we won’t have to wait all too long for that… ;-)

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