[development] OpenOffice.org

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Thu May 15 02:05:12 UTC 2008

Being able to publish directly to Drupal from OOo would be great for  
usability. Drupal implements an XLMRPC interface that as I understand  
it allows blog publishing software to edit and save posts.

On May 14, 2008, at 9:35 PM, Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:

> Hello all!
> Allow me to introduce myself: I'm the community manager of  
> OpenOffice.org, a role I've held for the last 7.5 years. My interest  
> here is to see if there is interest in developing an OpenDocument  
> Format filter for Drupal or (better yet) some ways of integrating or  
> at least linking OOo to Drupal. The reason? Lots, including both  
> public and private enterprises, want a CMS + productivity suite  
> (such as OOo) combo. Drupal has huge market share and is  
> flourishing; so does and is OOo.
> How is integration imagined? It could be close or it could be even  
> something as simple as an extension. We have now many extensions,  
> and there is no reason why everything has to be a single package-- 
> this is the Internet age, not the isolated desktop age.
> If people are interested, let's talk. My guess is that an obstacle  
> to good intentions is reality: shortage of resources. But I also am  
> relentlessly optimistic and hopeful, and believe if we can present a  
> good case then companies may want to allocate those resources, which  
> is to say, people and money.
> Ciao,
> Louis
> --
> Louis Suarez-Potts, PhD
> Community Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> OpenOffice.org

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