[development] OpenOffice.org

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu May 15 03:27:18 UTC 2008

There is a Google Summer of Code project to build a document importer module 
for Drupal that can handle, among other formats, ODT.  


While the student is not allowed to accept additional money beyond what Google 
offers (I think), having access to ODT experts is something I can only think 
is a good thing.

On Wednesday 14 May 2008, Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
> [This is a re-send of a message I sent originally to the
> infrastructure list.]
> 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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