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KDE joins ODF Alliance

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The position of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) was today strengthened by the K Desktop Environment (KDE) joining the ODF Alliance. KDE joins other partners such as Oracle, SUN Microsystems, Mandriva, IBM and Junta de Andalucia in promoting the OpenDocument Format as a market leader in document exchange and storage.

The OpenDocument Format for office applications improves the transparency and compatibility of critical records by ensuring that competition is fostered in the market place by promoting the use of a vendor- and OS-neutral document format to store files.

"We believe that the use of OpenDocument, backed by important industry leaders, will prevent content from being lost in propritary formats and will thus bring more freedom to users.", said Eva Brucherseifer, president of the KDE e.V.

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