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Re: [ossig] Meeting Notice: Formation of "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"
Hasannudin Saidin wrote:
> You are invited to a meeting on the formation of the "ODF Alliance
> Malaysia Group" as follows:
> Date -- Thursday, 11 May 2006
> Time -- 3:30pm - 5:00pm
> Venue -- MNCC, Unit 916, 9th Floor, Block A, Damansara Intan, 1, Jalan
> SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya
> Tel. (MNCC) -- 03-7118-3040
> Please confirm by replying here by Tue, 9 May 2006 whether you can make it.
> -- Welcoming remarks
> -- Introductions
> -- Presentation on "ODF Alliance" by Ms. Roslyn Docktor, IBM Worldwide
> Governmental Programs Executive for Open Standards
> -- Discussion on formation of "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"
> -- Discussion on membership of "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"
> -- Discussion on strategies and activities of "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"
> -- Next steps
> *What is the "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"?*
> The "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group" is an SIG (Special Interest Group) in
> MNCC that is being formed. The mission and objective of the "ODF
> Alliance Malaysia Group" is to fulfill the mission and objective of the
> worldwide "ODF Alliance", in the Malaysia setting.
> *What is the worldwide "ODF Alliance"?*
> It is an alliance of companies and organizations launched on 3 March
> 2006 with more than 35 initial members from a wide range of countries
> around the world. By now the membership is more than 150. Membership is
> free and is open to all interested parties. See: http://www.odfalliance.org
> The ODF Alliance works globally to educate policymakers, IT
> administrators and the public on the benefits and opportunities of the
> OpenDocument Format, to help ensure that government information, records
> and documents are accessible across platforms and applications, even as
> technologies change.
> *What is ODF?*
> ODF (OpenDocument Format) is an open XML-based document file format for
> saving and exchanging editable office documents (including memos,
> reports, and books), spreadsheets, charts, and presentations.
> OpenDocument was developed as an application-independent file format by
> a vendor-neutral standards developing organization OASIS
> with the participation of multiple office application vendors.
> ODF was submitted to the ISO (International Organization for
> Stndardization) on 30 September 2005 for ratificatin. The balloting
> process by ISO member countries ended on 01 May 2006. Malaysia (SIRIM)
> voted YES, and apparently there were no negative votes by participating
> countries. See Andy Updergrove's blog that reports this
> and also the news coverage by PC Magazine on this
> *Why "ODF Alliance Malaysia Group"*
> Leveraging on the worldwide "ODF Alliance" branding and mission, a
> Malaysia group is proposed, so that we customize our strategies and
> activities to ensure ODF adoption in Malaysia.
> Thank you,
> Hasan, IBM.
> Tel: 019-218-5850
I am interested in attending this event.
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