The goal for this project is to provide an Add-in to Microsoft Word 2007 to allow opening and saving OpenDocument format (ODF) files.
The converter is based on XSL transformations between two XML formats, along with some pre- and post-processing to manage the packaging (zip / unzip), schema incompatibility processings and the integration into Word 2007. We chose to use an Open Source development model that allows developers from all around the world to participate & contribute to the project.
Along with the Add-in for Microsoft Word 2007, we also provide a command line translator that allows doing batch conversions. This translator could also be run on the server side for certain scenarios.