Numerous Apache Projects support standards-based document accessibility and interoperability
Forest Hill, MD –26 March 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, today joins open standards supporters around the world in celebrating Document Freedom Day.
Document Freedom Day raises awareness of the importance of open standards, and the applications that implement them, with a special focus on the standards that promote interoperability and access to electronic documents.
"We are very happy to participate in Document Freedom Day, and to raise awareness of the need for standards in our industry," said ASF Vice Chairman Greg Stein. "Through my past work on WebDAV, I’ve learned just how important standards can be for the software industry. The Foundation’s broad support for standards is a huge benefit for users, developers, and companies that use our software."
- Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, is the original implementation of Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300) http://openoffice.apache.org/
- Apache POI is a Java API for manipulating Office Open XML (ISO/IEC 29500) as well as legacy Microsoft Office documents based on OLE Compound Document Format http://poi.apache.org/
- Apache Batik is a Java API for rendering Scalable Vector Graphics documents, a core web standard from the W3C http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/
- Apache FOP implements the W3C’s XSL Formatting Objects specification, used for print-oriented page layout http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/
- Apache PDFBox supports Portable Document Format (ISO 32000) with a Java API for manipulating, creating and extracting information from PDF documents http://pdfbox.apache.org/
- The Apache ODF Toolkit (incubating) is a Java API for reading, writing and creating Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300) documents http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/
- Apache Jena implements the W3C’s RDF and OWL standards, foundational standards that support the semantic and linked data http://jena.apache.org/
- Apache Chemistry supports interoperable access to Content Management Systems via its implementation of the OASIS Content Management Interface Services (CMIS) standard http://chemistry.apache.org/
In addition to developing implementations of these core standards, many Apache community members participate in committees and working groups at W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) to help develop and maintain both existing and future standards.
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