[development] OpenOffice.org

Balazs Dianiska csillagasz at gmail.com
Thu May 15 10:37:52 UTC 2008

If you imagined this interaction between OOo and Drupal over a
protocol like XML-RPC, SOAP etc, then I would recommend taking a look
at the services module (drupal.org/project/services), writing an
ooffice service (containing the methods for Drupal) in my opinion
would be an elegant way to go.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 4:38 AM, Louis Suarez-Potts
<Louis.Suarez-Potts at sun.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2008-05-14, at 23:27 , Larry Garfield wrote:
>> There is a Google Summer of Code project to build a document importer
>> module
>> for Drupal that can handle, among other formats, ODT.
>> http://groups.drupal.org/node/10890
> Nifty.
>> 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.
> Quite. And certainly a supporting community can help. I cannot allocate
> resources at OOo but can certainly invite students and others to the
> relevant lists and introduce people; and can also see if there is
> sufficiently strong interest within Sun (my employer and OOo's primary
> contributor and sponsor) to act on a Drupal integration. But much of the
> effort would really have to come from our communities, no?
> best
> Louis
>> 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
>> --
>> Larry Garfield                  AIM: LOLG42
>> larry at garfieldtech.com          ICQ: 6817012
>> "If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
>> exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea,
>> which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to
>> himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the
>> possession
>> of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  --
>> Thomas
>> Jefferson

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