Presented 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
LibreOffice mini Conference

Happening at the same time:

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  2. Start Time:
    2017 October 22 09:00

    Alliance Center

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    2017 October 22 11:15

    Room 1

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  6. Start Time:
    2017 October 22 11:15

    Workshop Space