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Death link: http://std.dkuug.dk/keld/iso26000-odf linked text: The OASIS Committee Specification OpenDocument 1.0 (second edition) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.252.55.240 (talk) 10:16, 10 February 2011 (UTC)


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Simplification[edit]

It makes a lot of sense to me to remove unnecessary details and redundancy because the article does not target a technical audience. For instance: "After responding to all written ballot comments, and a 30-day default ballot, the OpenDocument International standard went to publication in ISO, officially published November 30, 2006.", what is actually relevant here? Maybe the official date of publication. Many sentences of the article could be simplified and de-obfuscated --Arebenti (talk) 16:14, 6 December 2011 (UTC)--79.204.190.26 (talk) 16:13, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

OpenOffice.org Calc to MediaWiki[edit]

How do I import an OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet to Wikipedia? I want to keep as much formatting as possible. Allen (talk) 13:07, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Short answer: You can't. Wikipedia has its own wiki table format. See Help:Wikitable and Help:Table. However, it can also support, within limits, simple HTML, but don't expect to spit out an HTML file with OpenOffice.org Calc and simply drag it into Wikipedia, as the MediaWiki engine won't understand 80% of the code and you'll have to do significant re-coding of the HTML anyway. — QuicksilverT @ 18:50, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Copyright Restrictions[edit]

I don't know if this were better suited to another article but I've just been trying to wrap my head around Sun's patent statement recarding OpenDocument format, specifically: One precondition of any such license granted to a party ("licensee") shall be the licensee's agreement to grant reciprocal Royalty-Free Licenses under its Essential Claims to Sun and other implementers of such specification. Sun expressly reserves all other rights it may have.

Does this mean that a book (or at least a copy of a book's text) written/made available in .odf format falls under a "reciprocal Roaylty-Free License" as well? Or does the liscence only apply to other computer programs implimenting the markup language and not documents created/saved in .odf format?

I'm currently writing a novel in open office so this means something to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.89.94.250 (talk) 01:19, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Primary Sources Template[edit]

The preamble to this article invokes the Primary Sources Template which states, "This article relies on references to primary sources or sources affiliated with the subject, rather than references from independent authors and third-party publications.", as if that were a bad thing. However, in the case of an openly developed international standard, I do not think it is a bad thing. It seems to me that the Primary Sources Template is appropriate only when the source in question has some proprietary interest. In standards development, there is plenty of introspection in the process. The output of that process is precisely what _should_ be relied upon. I recommend removing the template. DrHow (talk) 21:36, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

On what basis? Nobody is saying that this is a bad thing - that's the reason why these templates are also called maintain boxes. The template only says that the article relies on primary sources (and not on third party). Either fix the problem or let it as it is. mabdul 11:29, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
It is a formal issue. Means that you have to use an appropriate template, and add the ref information.--Arebenti (talk) 17:32, 16 July 2012 (UTC)