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Submission + - WebODF: An ODF text editor in pure client-side JavaScript (

oever writes: TheMukt chides Google for not supporting OpenDocument Format well and claims that the newly released WebODF 0.5.0 in combination with ownCloud is the answer to this deficiency.

A WebODF developer blog highlights all the goodies in the first WebODF release where the text editor is considered stable and made available as an easy to use component. These include extensive benchmarking, unit testing, and advanced HTML5 techniques to give the editor a native feel.

Submission + - ownCloud 6 will have document editing (

oever writes: ownCloud is announcing an exciting new feature for ownCloud 6. It seems that it might grow into a Google Docs alternative. Today Frank Karlitschek blogged about ownCloud Documents, a new feature that lets multiple users work on one text document at the same time. The feature uses WebODF, a javascripts libary for editing ODF documents.

Submission + - German goverment warns of Windows 8 (

An anonymous reader writes: The German newpaper "Die ZEIT" has published an article, saying the German Government has officially warned from using Windows 8. (No, this is no joke.) The warning was more issued towards the official agencies. The main reason quoted was that Windows 8 has NSA backdoors for espionage.
"Windows 8 is an unacceptable security risk for companies and authorities, experts warn the government. The so-called Trusted Computing is a back door for the NSA."

Just last year the German Government has given an official warning not to use MS Internet Explorer, for similar reasons, that it was not secure.

Submission + - Is that really the source code for this software? ( 1

oever writes: Software freedom is an interesting concept, but being able to study the source code is useless unless you are certain that the binary you are running corresponds to the alleged source code. It should be possible to recreate the exact binary from the source code. A simple analysis shows that this is very hard in practice, severely limiting the whole point of running free software.

Submission + - Plane of Amelia Earhart possibly found (

oever writes: The fate of skypioneer Amelia Earhart is still unknown, but the Earhart Project thinks that it has spotted her plane on sonar data taken near Nikumaroro.

Submission + - Nokia releases alpha Office Viewer for N900

oever writes: Today, Nokia released the first public version of the office document viewer for the Nokia N900 phone. It was uploaded to the Maemo repositories. This version supports text files, spreadsheets and presentations in OpenDocument format (ODF) and Microsoft Office formats.

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