Dreaming of code

Funny thing today, I actually dream of geeky stuff, basically trying to get more and more into this project I have started dreaming about alternatives. Today I was dreaming I was going to teach a class or a conference about ODF services joining them with webservices. To be honest I wasnt fully sleep I was more like about to fall asleep again but I read something related before shutting down so it was one of the things I start thinking as I was sinking asleep again.

So the dream was about joining the ODF framework with webservices to generate something cloud base about the OpenDocuments. Is an interesting thought about improving ODF adoption.

One thing that I also remember and tried to improve was to advance the work done on the www-at-odf.



Document Freedom Day is ON!!

So today, I got the first release by the Document Freedom Day PR department, this will add to FLISOL’s and other local events agenda.

Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write: Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.

You can participate by organizing activities in your home town. Distributing fliers, organizing talks, adding a banner on your blog, donating money: there are many ways you can help spread awareness about Open Standards.

We would like at least 25 cities to take part in Document Freedom Day 2011. Help us to make this event a global success!

For more information about the event, please have a look at documentfreedom.org.

Find out how to get involved.

Why Document Freedom Day?

An ever greater part of our communication moves into the digital world. In the digital society, Open Standards and open document formats provide us with the freedom to read and write. They are crucial to ensure our ability to exchange information, remain independent of software vendors, and keep our data accessible in the long term. Open Standards also make sure that we are able to communicate and work using Free Software.

What are Open Standards?

Open Standards are a common language that all computers can speak. They enable us to work and communicate using Free Software. They make it possible for developers to write Free Software applications that are compatible with other solutions, and allow users to migrate to Free Software solutions without losing access to their data.

What is the aim of the Campaign?

The campaign brings a message about Open Standards and document formats to a non-technical audience. Open Standards are a basic condition for freedom and choice in software. Document Freedom Day raises awareness for Open Standards and lets everyone contribute to a better information society. It’s easy and fun to participate in Document Freedom Day, whether as a group or as an individual.

Document Freedom Day is coordinated by the Free Software Foundation Europe.


Fernanda Weiden
DFD Campaign Coordinator
Vice President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Email: weiden – at – fsfeurope – dot – org
Tel. +41 76 402 1866

Loimar Vianna
DFD Campaign PR Coordinator
Email: vianna – at – fsfeurope – dot – org
Tel. +353 86 234 1911

Karsten Gerloff
President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Email: gerloff – at – fsfeurope – dot – org
Tel. +49 176 9690 4298

OpenOffice.org Collaboration, ODFkit and social office place

Today we had a nice day with lots of conversations happening at the Gran Canarias Desktop Summit. More conversation about the ODFkit which also gave us our need to understand webkit better. Also an alternative idea is basically understand ODFpy and go through that route. This will allow us lower our cost of design, and basically just change it to a port.However now there are three ways:

  • Implement ODF the webkit way
  • Do a port from ODFpy to C and optimize it for speed
  • Create a libODF from scratch with optimization in mind

Any of this implementation could become a foundation to develop more ODF tools and make it more accessible for everyone.The other parts of the day were pretty awesome, involved the review of interesting technology from freedesktop called Telepathy and farsight.This technology can greatly push the agenda for both collaboration and social desktop.At the end of the day I finally met with Luis Cabrera and attended the issues within Ecuador development of an universal dictionary for multiple languages. This will allow and open the contribution as well as have more efficiency.We even went on to record a podcast about the issues that we’ll distribute in private ways with the rest of the team. We are looking forward to restart development.