WebODF Collaborative Editor nominated for Innovation Award

Today, ISOC, the Dutch Internet Society, announced that WebODF Collaborative Editor is nominated for the Innovatie Award 2014. This award is given to a person, institution or initiative that helped improve of the internet and the use of the internet.

The list of 10 nominees includes impressive projects like ElasticSearch and 5apps and we are honoured to be mentioned and happy that our intent to help improve the way people can use the internet is recognized. We hope to continue to make WebODF better for our users in 2014.

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ownCloud Documents

ownCloud and WebODF

ownCloud Documents uses WebODF

ownCloud 6 which is released today as beta 1 presents "ownCloud Documents". What is that? It is real-time collaborative editing based on WebODF technology.

In a joint effort between the ownCloud project and the WebODF team at KO GmbH these two technologies were combined to create a product for document collaboration completely based on free software.

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Viewer.JS released

Viewer.JS is a combination of a number of excellent open source tools that are built on HTML and JavaScript:

  • PDF.JS (by Mozilla)
  • WebODF (by KO GmbH)

Viewer.js must be the easiest way to use presentations, spreadsheets, PDF's and other documents on your website or blog without any external dependencies. No tricks, no conversions, no unexpected downtime from external services, and no plugins required – it happens to work just fine in all major browsers today from the comfort of your own webserver. Free of cost, free as in open source (so you can tweak it yourself) and very easy to use. Download and unpack on your webserver and add one small text snippet to your webpages. Viewer.js was funded by NLnet foundation, consider a donation.

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Zarafa Best Integration Contribution Award

Zarafa Best Integration Contribution Award

Zarafa Best Integration Contribution Award

Zarafa SummerCamp 2011

Zarafa SummerCamp 2011

At the Zarafa SummerCamp 2011, WebODF was present in the WebApp plugin workshop. There we showed how to write a plugin for Zarafa WebApp. A plugin was shown that shows office document attachments in the web-based email client. This plugin won the Zarafa Best Integration Contribution Award, of which we are very proud. The plugin is available at the Zarafa community website.

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WebODF available in Android Market

Android is an important operating system based on Linux. Many mobile devices come with Android. And now WebODF is available for these devices. You can see the entry in the Android market.

We put instructions on how to package an Android application with WebODF support in our wiki and we encourage people to make derivative applications.

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WebODF used for evaluating Change Tracking proposal for ODF

Change tracking in ODF is being improved. There are two proposals on the table. To allow evaluation of the on of these proposals, WebODF has been used. Basic support for the proposal was implemented with WebODF in one week. This resulted in a webpage where all test documents can be viewed in a state before and after the change as well as in a united state where the difference are coloured.

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Linux Weekly News reports on WebODF

In an article about a recent ODF Plugfest, LWN reports on WebODF and calls it "an especially interesting project."

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NLnet sponsors WebODF

The WebODF project has received funding from NLnet. The funding will be used to let Jos van den Oever work on WebODF for three months.

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