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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.
> 
> Agenda:
> -- 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
> 
> *BACKGROUND*
> 
> *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 
> <http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office>, 
> 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 
> (http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20060503080915835) 
> and also the news coverage by PC Magazine on this 
> (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1957497,00.asp).
> 
> *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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