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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and Wave
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:54:50 GMT
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Upayavira

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013, at 07:51 PM, Michael MacFadden wrote:
> Rob,
> 
> I would be interested in continuing this conversation. I have been
> working with the top minds in OT for the past few years. I am excited to
> hear the OO is interested in an OT supported mechanism. How far along are
> you in the process?
> 
> ~Michael
> 
> On Jun 16, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > I'm not subscribed to this list, but Christian Grobmeier pointed me to
> > John's post about how OT and Wave could be relevant to OpenOffice.
> > 
> > I wanted to mention that the idea is being discussed, but at the
> > standards level.  The default document format for OpenOffice is Open
> > Document Format (ODF), which is standardized at OASIS and ISO.  (I
> > chair the committee at OASIS).  We're currently working on ODF 1.3 and
> > as part of that we're adding a new change tracking mechanism based on
> > OT.  This is the traditional asynchronous change tracking that office
> > suites have had for years, but modeled on OT terms.
> > 
> > And, although not specified at this point, we're also aware that OT
> > enables more interesting modes of collaboration, including
> > synchronous/real-time, co-editing, etc.  That's the main reason the OT
> > approach is attractive, is that we can have a single model that will
> > work for change tracking as well as co-editing.
> > 
> > Once we get the standard side of this elaborated in more details, then
> > the next step will be to get it implemented in Apache OpenOffice as
> > well as the Apache ODF Toolit (incubating).  But the pace of
> > standardization is slow, and I wouldn't expect this before 2014.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > -Rob

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