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From Michael MacFadden <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and Wave
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:51:47 GMT

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?


On Jun 16, 2013, at 11:00 AM, 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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