Maho Nakata, OpenOffice.org Japanese Language Project lead, congratulated the foundation of ODPG and gave a message, "OpenOffice.org Japanese Language Project represents Japanese language supporting activity in OpenOffice.org community and works on translation, quality assurance, marketing and other related activity. These activities are carried out by very small number of volunteers. Supports and contributions extended by user companies and organizations have been very limited. After the foundation of ODPG, we expect that OpenOffice.org Japanese Language Project and ODPG will develop cooperative relations towards sustainable development of OpenOffice.org and ODF."
"We in the OpenOffice.org Community are delighted that this effort, the OpenOffce.org and OpenDocument Format Promotion Group, Japan (ODPG), has been launched, especially given that this year, 2010, marks the Community's tenth anniversary--and the fifth anniversary since the ODF was declared as the preferred standard by the US State of Massachusetts. We look forward to the ODPG's success as a vehicle for the promotion and use of open standards around the world, not just in Japan, and invite all to join the effort." said Florian Effenberger, OpenOffice.org Marketing Project Lead.