OpenDocument Format is the world's leading document standard for exchanging content across office applications. The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard. The goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.
The tenth ODF plugfest will take place in London (UK) on December 8th and 9th 2014 hosted by the UK Cabinet Office and organised by OpenDoc Society. Lead architects from commercial and open source products, members of the OASIS ODF TC's and technical experts from national and regional governments will be present. Previous plugfests were held around Europe since 2009.
The eighth ODF plugfest took place in Brussels (Belgium) on April 19th/20th 2012, the venue was kindly provided by Microsoft Corporation, vendors of the best-selling Office product line and the Windows operating system.
You can read more about the Gouda plugfest or check out the presentations from speakers such as Joris Gresnigt (Forum Standaardisatie), Fridrich Strba (Libvisio project), Thorsten Zachman (Nokia), Jos van den Oever (KO Gmbh), Cor Nouws (The Document Foundation), Oliver-Rainer Wittmann (IBM), Bart Wessels (Microsoft) and more.
About the plugfests
The first ODF plugfest was held in the Hague in 2009, and was launched by the Netherlands minister of Foreign Trade Frank Heemskerk. Previous plugfests were held at The Hague (Netherlands), Orvieto (Italy), Granada (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (UK) and Berlin (Germany).
Open Document Format (ODF) is an international family of standards that is helping to store and process information more efficiently. ODF transcends specific applications and providers, and replaces legacy formats such as .doc, .wpd, .xls and .rtf. ODF is not only more flexible and efficient, but also future proof. ODF can help you regain control over your documents (read more...)
OpenDoc Society brings together individuals and organisations with a stake or interest in the openness and future of documents to learn from each other and share knowledge - about core technologies, available tools, policy issues, transition strategies, legal aspects and of course the latest innovations. Whether you are a developer, publisher, decision maker, educator, vendor, IT manager, academic, writer, archivist or just an involved citizen - OpenDocSociety.org brings you together with interesting like-minded people to learn from and cooperate with. OpenDoc Society is supported by a significant number of organisations (continue reading...)