|| ||"Pete Harlow" <peter.harlow-AT-gmail.com>|
|| ||OpenDocument Fellowship receives development grants|
|| ||Sat, 26 Aug 2006 14:11:59 +0200|
Press Release OpenDocument Fellowship receives development grants
*26 August 2006*
The OpenDocument Fellowship has attracted nearly $40,000 (USD) in donations
to help fund development projects under the Fellowship's Targeted Donations
One donation will be used to reward volunteers from the OASIS ODF Formula
subcommittee for their continuing work on the formula specification.
The other donations are targeted at development projects. The Fellowship is
producing an "ODF toolkit" for developers, and a light-weight ODF viewer.
More information about the funded projects, and other projects seeking
funding, can be found on the Fellowship's website,
Spokesman Daniel Carrera said, "These projects are all very strategic. They
provide a huge benefit to OpenDocument for only a modest amount of effort."
"The Fellowship hopes to build on this early success by attracting further
donations to extend the support for the format and to make it easier for
open source developers to contribute to the ISO 26300 standard. This is
important work in ensuring standards remain open. Any individual or company
that is interested in making a donation should contact us."
For more information, contact:
Ian Lynch, Press contact, OpenDocument Fellowship
Phone: +44 018 2730 5940
David A. Wheeler, Chair, OASIS OpenDocument-Formula subcommittee
*General development and donation enquiries*:
Daniel Carrera, Project Committee, OpenDocument Fellowship
Jean Hollis Weber, Treasurer, Friends of OpenDocument Inc
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