3/10/2006 - Justsystems, Inc. today announced the company's participation as a founding member of the ODF Alliance, which was established in Washington, DC, on March 3.
The ODF Alliance was formed for the dissemination of Oasis Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), a type of XML-based Office software. ODF is standardized by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an organization that supports the standardization of technology used in the exchange of business information.
Justsystems is the only corporation from Japan to participate in the Alliance, which was formed by 35 companies and organizations worldwide including, Corel Corporation, IBM, Novell, OpenForum Europe, Oracle Corporation, RedHat, Inc., the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and Sun Microsystems.
The full-fledged spread of ODF is expected to encourage a dramatic increase in information storage and exchange by corporations and governments, thereby realizing more global business activities and a more affluent living environment.
Having long offered advanced and user-friendly computer applications, Justsystems will launch modules designed for the OpenDocument-format XML beginning this summer, for Ichitaro 2006, which was released in February.
Justsystem's 'xfy', a native XML application development and runtime environment, is a highly versatile processing platform that enables users to handle both open data format ODF and a variety of XML vocabularies in a single document. Given ODF's potential to become a widely used document format in the future, ODF, together with xfy, has great potential for use as an enterprise system in which data and business processes are flexibly integrated.
Justsystems will continue to actively support the use and recognition of ODF, utilizing the company's technology and experience in the field of document management.
About Justsystems, Inc.
Justsystems, Inc., based in Palo Alto, CA, is a sub-subsidiary of Justsystems Corporation (JASDAQ: 4686). Justsystems Corp., based in Tokushima, is one of the largest software developers and vendors in Japan. Since its inception, Justsystems has recognized the power of information, developed technologies and know-how to process natural language as a fundamental means of communication, and delivered diverse products and services. During the formative stages of the PC era in Japan, Justsystems made significant contributions toward establishing the Japanese computing environment, and in recent years has been active in Java- and XML-themed technology development.
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