24/02/2011 13:00

Open Framework Systems (OFS) joins OpenDoc Society

Lillehammer/Amsterdam/Maidenhead, February 24th, 2011 - OpenDoc Society, the global association that promotes best practices for office applications, today announced that Open Framework Systems from Norway has become an organizational member. OFS joins other companies, Open Source communities, public sector organizations and not-for-profits that are already member organizations of OpenDoc Society, such as Google, IBM, The Document Foundation, Open IT and the Netherlands Department of Defense. OpenDoc Society brings together individuals and organizations with a stake or interest in the openness and future of documents, to learn from each other and share knowledge and best practices about core technologies, available tools, policy issues, transition strategies, legal aspects and of course the latest innovations.

Open Framework Systems AS is an independent software company based in Norway and Poland that offers a secure real time collaborative information and integration platform that can be use in popular productivity tools
like OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Microsoft Office.

"We see a significant benefit in becoming part of OpenDoc Society," says Karl Morten Ramberg, CEO of OFS, "The field of office applications is now moving at a rapid pace, with the introduction of innovative features like real-time collaboration. By providing a global platform for exchanging knowledge and best practises and promoting precompetitive collaboration OpenDoc Society provides a valuable service to the community".

"Open Framework Systems has made important new contributions to the solution market, and is strongly committed to the Open Document Format as the primary driver behind real-world interoperability. You can imagine we are delighted to welcome OFS as a member organization", says Arthur Buijs, board member and Vice-President of OpenDoc Society. "We look forward to their ideas and contributions."

About Open Framework Systems AS

OFS

Open Framework Systems AS  is an independent software company established in 1997. It has offices in Norway and Poland. It offers tailormade solutions based on open source and open standards to enable customers to work more efficiently together secure through a real time collaborative information and integration platform that can be used together with popular productivity tools like OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Microsoft Office.

About OpenDoc Society

OpenDoc Society

OpenDoc Society brings together individuals and organizations with a stake or interest in the openness and future of documents, to learn from each other and share knowledge - about core technologies, available tools, policy issues, transition strategies, legal aspects and of course the latest innovations. Whether you are a developer, publisher, decision-taker, educator, vendor, IT manager, academic, writer or archivist, or simply an involved citizen, OpenDocSociety.org provides a bridge for you to meet interesting like-minded people, to learn from and to cooperate with. OpenDoc Society is supported by a significant number of organizations.

The OpenDoc Society is an initiative that was launched in 2007 by a number of individuals from various sectors of society, including science, education and research, software vendors, Open Source communities, the arts, and government. The OpenDoc Society wants to build local human networks of experts and stakeholders in ODF from all areas. It want to be a leading organization in spreading knowledge about open document formats, such as ODF and PDF, to society at large, through publications, workshops, masterclasses and tutorials for developers, decision-takers, end users and other stakeholders. It wants to foster and strengthen the ecosystem around open document formats – from enterprise content management, to assistive software for the visually impaired, to readers for cellphones and game consoles.