by Franklin Weng
from Software Liberty Association Taiwan

Free and open source software developer, translator and promoter.
Coordinator of KDE zh_TW L10N team.
Technical consultant for OSSACC.
Main developer of ezgo.
President of Board of Directors of Software Liberty Association Taiwan.

Since 2015 Taiwan launched a three-year project, asking users in government to use ODF as the standard file format. Why did we choose ODF instead of OOXML, which has a lot more users in the world? What's the differences? What's the advantages using a stable and open spec file format?

In this talk we'll discuss from the following subtopics:
1. Introduction to standard formats for office documents
2. Economic advantages of de-iure standards over de-facto standards
3. Comparison of standards: ODF (OASIS) vs OOXML (ECMA)
1. Differences in the standardization process: regular vs fast-track
2. Differences in the relationship with other established standards
3. Differences in the standardization outcome: the underlying XML
4. True interoperability vs false interoperability
4. How to use ODF to improve interoperability with non standard formats
5. Fonts as a key element of interoperability (for English documents)

People would focus on comparing LibreOffice v.s. Microsoft Office. But no, it's not a war of software. It's actually a war of file format.

2017 October 22 11:15
30 min
Main Room
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017
LibreOffice mini Conference