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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: Request: Can "proposed committers" introduce themselves?
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:54:16 GMT
Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote on 06/07/2011 09:23:25 PM:

> 
> Sure. Hi everyone (maybe the people that Rob knows should introduce 
> themselves as well - some of us are new to the community.)
> 
> My name is David Fisher. I have been in the software industry for 
> over 30 years. I've worked in many computer languages - FORTRAN, PL/
> 1, C, C++,  Postscript,  Java, Basic, etc., etc. I wrote a PDF 
> producer in C++ in the early 90's. At my direction as a project 
> manager we developed the ability to produce PowerPoint output using 
> Apache POI. This was contributed back to the project and this 
> started my involvement with the ASF.
> 
> I am very interested in the synergies and advantages to the OOo 
> community that full cross compatibility with Microsoft Office 
> documents could provide - particularly with workbooks.
> 
> I look forward to working with the ODF Toolkit. I also would like to
> see what I can do to help with fonts, EPS, PDF and print files.
> 
> The ASF has sponsored several projects which have become essential 
> tools at work - Tomcat, Lucene and POI especially.
> 
> I am speaking as individual and not for my corporate employer (not a
> software company.)
> 

Hi Dave, that is a great skill set.  Do you know anything about font 
embedding?  Not in PDF, but how it should be done in editable documents, 
respecting font policies, etc?

This issue is one of our top ODF feature requests, and a quick search 
shows that it is a popular request for OOo as well:

http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20370

A feature like this greatly improves cross-OS document interop.

Regards,

-Rob

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