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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and Wave
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:05:11 GMT
Please note, Rob is PMC member of the Apache OpenOffice project and
knows a lot on the project and how it operates.

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Rob Weir <> 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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