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Re: [tdf-discuss] Question about proposing the creation of a new format


On 25 April 2011 10:40, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:

On Mon, 2011-04-25 at 11:17 +0200, CaStarCo wrote:
2011/4/25 Italo Vignoli <italo.vignoli@gmail.com>

On 04/25/2011 08:59 AM, todd rme wrote:

 Sounds like latex


Apart from discussions on the characteristics of the file format,
ebooks
are definitely outside the scope of The Document Foundation. There are
already several organizations working around ebooks, and taking care of
the
related problems.


<snip>


Wich organizations? I think that if we have to trust that these
organizations will innovate we are going to wait a very long time. I know
that I am not a guru and not and expert, but I think that this work is
not
impossible.. then, why the actual ebooks are that set of static crap? why
it's so difficult to make technic books for ebook readers? the usage of
semantic data is restricted in a very poor set of cases... and the
"standard" format EPUB is very Spartan.


<snip>

I was writting to the OpenDocument Foundation

Close - but not quite - this is a list for The Document Foundation.

The OpenDocument standard is overseen by a different organization, OASIS
- http://www.oasis-open.org/

 because i thought it was a
little more than LibreOffice... It's only LibreOffice?

I hope that it will be eventually.

Thanks

Drew Jensen


I think this is a very interesting issue. We are moving from the dominant
technologies that were designed to put information on paper to the dominant
need of presenting information on screens. With the revolution in digital
readers this is only going to increase and then what relevance has document
formats that are primarily designed to target hard copy output? If odf does
not adapt it will become obsolete.

I am constantly irritated by having to download pdfs, .docs and so on when
all I want to do is view the information without cluttering up my download
area with hundreds of files that only ever get glanced at. In most of these
cases simply putting the info in a web page would do and if it really needs
printing, print that page or create a pdf from it. Even if we are not there
yet, most information in the future will never get printed to hard copy and
that is going to be more the case as time goes on. LO and odf have to be
adapt.


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