Apache OpenOffice

Tuesday April 01, 2014

Apache OpenOffice 4.2 to Bring OpenCash Support

This is an April Fool's post: it is a humorous work and it does not describe actual developments.

As we on the Apache OpenOffice project put the final touches on our 4.1 release, we've started planning for our next major release, version 4.2, hopefully out sometime mid-year. One of the exciting new features we're looking forward to is support for the OpenCash Protocol, the new open standard for on-demand funding and delivery of both traditional currencies as well as the new cryptocurrencies.

For several years it has been possible, with expensive proprietary systems, to do convenient on-demand funding and printing of postage stamps.  The OpenCash protocol advances this to the next level, extended to currencies, and in an way that makes it accessible to users on all platforms.

We're still early in the design phase for this feature, but the gist of it can be seen in the following UI prototype:

The basic flow would be:

  1. User selects desired currency, denomination and number of copies.
  2. User specifies a funding source.
  3. User confirms the desired settings, via the integrated print-preview, and prints the currency. 
No special hardware is required for traditional currencies, beyond a typical color inkjet or laser printer.  Additionally, if the user has a 3D printer then they can "print" Bitcoins, just like you see in the news.

By embedding OpenCash into Apache OpenOffice, the leading open source office productivity suite, we do more than just increase convenience by reducing trips to the ATM.  Since OpenCash permits pluggable funding sources, the integration into OpenOffice enables new models in areas like micro-finance and even fiscal stimulus.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!



Posted by gladyskww on April 01, 2014 at 04:59 AM UTC #

Convenience is given to users especially for frequent travellers

Posted by on April 01, 2014 at 05:00 AM UTC #

When will be the first developer build available? I volunteer to test this new feature.

Posted by on April 01, 2014 at 05:14 AM UTC #

Haha. Had me excited!

Posted by Bob on April 01, 2014 at 10:23 AM UTC #

Love it - when is the release 1 Apr 2015!

Posted by on April 01, 2014 at 11:13 AM UTC #

Poisson D'Avril!

Posted by Dan Albert on April 01, 2014 at 12:21 PM UTC #

Communicatioin to the penny less ;-}

Posted by Jo-ann Tayag on April 01, 2014 at 12:57 PM UTC #

super gluma

Posted by hix on April 01, 2014 at 07:37 PM UTC #

I like free office

Posted by Rameshkoushal on April 01, 2014 at 07:39 PM UTC #

I liked it, please inform me on my mail if need be testers, I agree in advance.

Posted by Iren on April 18, 2014 at 09:12 AM UTC #

woowww... i will try it !!!

Posted by hyong on April 19, 2014 at 02:56 PM UTC #

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