[development] OpenOffice.org

Matt Galvin mgalvin at simplifiedcomplexity.org
Sat May 17 04:50:29 UTC 2008

On the topic of using the Blog API, which is an idea I like, I came
across a non-free product developed by SUN that seems to do something
like this already...

Sun Weblog Publisher:


I am uncertain about its details since I have had no reason to buy it
and try it... but it seems that since you work at SUN you may be able to
dig deeper into it. It says it works with MetaWeblog which I believe is
the same way Office 2007 can talk to Drupal. Might it be possible to
look at the Sun Weblog Publisher as a start on your side?

Just something I remember coming across that might be worth looking

Hope this helps.



On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 21:35 -0400, 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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