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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Apache and ODF
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:38:25 GMT
As a member of the Apache POI and OpenOffice PMCs. The answer is yes ODF toolkit might be the
correct approach. The mentors on that podling Yegor and Nick are key members of the POI project.
They will both be at ApacheCon EU.


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On Oct 25, 2012, at 11:24 AM, Andreas Säger <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Today my wife got her new Kindle which comes with a document viewer
> based on Apache Freetype for the rendering job and Apache POI which is a
> Java library to parse Microsoft documents.
> It handles doc(x)/xls(x)/ppt(x) but no ODF. Although I am not deeply
> involved in this project, I feel somewhat embarrassed and alarmed
> because in the year 2012 the Apache foundation develops excellent tools
> to process proprietary file formats but fails to offer anything
> equivalent for the free and much simpler ODF standard.
> Is my assumption correct that
> would be the remedy to solve that problem but due to a lack of
> development resources it is not ready for the job?
> Greetings,
> Andreas Säger

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