Check the latest issue of The Linux Journal. James Britt wrote an article
"Manipulating OOo Documents with Ruby"

>Hi guys,
>
>I've been thinking about the idea of Ruby bindings for OpenOffice.org.  I
>am thinking that:
>
>1.  This might benefit OOo, by making OOo programming easier.  Especially
>if the bindings are well designed.  Hopefully, this would attract more
>programmers.
>
>
>2.  If (1) happens, that would benefit Ruby.  OOo is one of the most
>popular open source programs.  It is widely used in Linux, Windows and
>there is a Mac OS X port in progress.  If OOo comes with a copy of Ruby,
>then there would be millions of users with Ruby installed.  Furthermore,
>OOo is growing at an impressive rate.  Last year Munich got 14,000 copies.
>Later on China ordered a few millions.  Last week an Indian copany ordered
>another 15,000.
>
>So there might be a growing market for OOo-related applications, which
>Ruby could capitalize on.  This could spark interest in Ruby as well.
>
>
>
>I would like to hear some opinions on this.  Do you guys think that Ruby
>bindings for OOo would be worth it?  Do you agree with my hypothesis?
>
>I'm trying to figure out if this is a project worth doing.  I'd like to
>hear your thoughts on this.
>
>Cheers,
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