ownCloud Documents: Pure open source, open standard based Google Docs, iWork, Office 365 competitor - Linux Veda

"The biggest problem with all these solutions is none support ISO approved ODF standards. No matter which one you choose you are in a way locked to that provider. Google does offer export to ODF but it doesn’t have the same kind of support as it has for Microsoft’s controversial OOXML format.

Organizations looking for open standard based ODF formats are out of luck. This lack of support of ODF has created a huge demand (need) for an online editor which allows users to create and edit documents in ODF format.

In a recent interview with Google’s Director of Open Source, Chris DiBona, when I asked about bad support for ODF across Google properties he said the reason was  demand – there is no demand for ODF. Well, that’s a Catch 22 situation  – there is no demand because no one, including Google, is enforcing or encouraging it as much as it is encouraging docx or its own WebP or WebP formats."

ownCloud Documents: Pure open source, open standard based Google Docs, iWork, Office 365 competitor - Linux Veda