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OpenOffice.org download options page lists a source archive file named "binfilter".

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What is a binfilter?

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It has to do with the file formats supported, check here for more information about it: http://framework.openoffice.org/binfilter.html

Is has been obsolete since OOo 1.1 and should be downloaded separately.

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From the framework wiki page:

Binary Filters provides the import / export filters for the old StarOffice file formats.

So, in short, it provides the ability to open older binary StarOffice file formats which are now obsolete.

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