“History has shown over and over again that legislative data standards must be flexible in order to succeed. LODF (Legislative Open Document Format) is the first legislative data standard initiative that fully embraces that reality. LODF integrates legislative document semantics with the ODF XML standard (ISO/IEC 26300:2006). All LODF documents are – by definition – ODF compliant. LODF acts as a layer of extra semantic features layered on top of ODF that capture the salient information regarding legislative document types such as bills, statute, journals etc. “
“A new extension has been added to the attachment viewer to support ODF thumbnails. As I learned from a colleague last week the ODF file format is really just an archive (ZIP to be exact) so the same Java API’s I used for the ZIP provider work equally as well in the ODF file provider. I enhanced the ODF provider to only show image files since there is a lot of directory structure and XML in the file. “
All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.
— Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty (1960)