12th ODF plugfest programme

The programme of the 12th ODF Plugfest consists of a technical part where the actual plugtesting is done (under Chatham house rule), and a part which is interesting for the general public. On the evening of the first day of the plugfest (= Wednesday November 15th) there will be the official plugfest dinner.

Tuesday November 15th 2016 (one day before the plugfest)

Instead of a pre-plugfest dinner for those attendees that are already in Paris, we have been invited to join the social event of the Paris Open Source Summit. This will take place from 19h00 at Square.Paris - Renault, 100 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris. Please register directly.

Wednesday November 16th 2016

9.00 - 09.30 Registration and breakfast
9.30 - 9.40 Introduction by dr. Steven Pemberton (CWI)
9.40 - 10.00 Dr. Ben Martin
ODF: What to Expect Today"
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10.00 - 10.30 Jos van den Oever
"Introduction to the ODF Community Website"
10.30 - 10.45 Tea break
10.45 - 12.30

Interoperability testing led by dr. Steven Pemberton

Hands on testing session

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30

Debate: ODF, XML and RDF in the legal workflow

With a.o.

14.30 - 14.45 Tea break
14.45 - 16.30

(Continued) Interoperability testing

Hands on testing session

16.30 - 17.00 Plenary wrapup and presentation of the outcomes
18.30 - Plugfest dinner

Thursday November 17th 2016

"report on testing at plugfest"
9:00 - 9.10 Opening Michiel Leenaars (OpenDoc Society)
9.10 - 9.15 Welcome Camille Moulin (Inno3)
9.15 - 9.30 Dr. Steven Pemberton (CWI)
9.30 - 10.00 Jos van den Oever (co-chair ODF TC)
"The state of ODF - a report from the ODF TC"
10:00 - 10:20 Franklin Weng (Software Liberty Association of Taiwan)
"ODF in Taiwan"
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10:20 - 10:35 Marc van de Graaf (Dutch Public Information and Communications Service)
"ODF as the format of choice for Platform Rijksoverheid Online"
[web preview | download]
10:35 - 10:45 Han Zuidweg (Logius)
"ODF policy in the Netherlands"
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10.45 - 11.00 Tea break
11:00 - 11:30 Eric Ficheux (Nantes Métropole)
"ODF usage in Nantes and and what happens when communicating with other organisations"
[web preview | download]
11.30 - 11.50: Gianluigi Alari (EP)
"eParlement & AT4AM"
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11.50 - 12.20: Géraud Berton (LEOS)
[web preview | download]
12:20 - 13:20 Product roundup
Updates from the different vendors
13.20 - 13.25 Italo Vignoli: Look forward to the 13th ODF Plugfest in Rome
13.25 - 13.30 Wrapup by Michiel Leenaars

Speaker biographies

Michiel Leenaars

Michiel Leenaars is vice-president of OpenDoc Society and director of Strategy at Dutch grant-making not-for-profit NLnet foundation. Leenaars combines his job at NLnet with a job as director of Internet Society Netherlands, one of the more sizable Internet Society chapters in the world. He is also a W3C liason officer for the Benelux Office of the World Wide Web Consortium. He is member of the Netherlands national Education Council, the governmental advisory body that advises the Minister and both Parliaments on education policy. He is the chairman of [The Commons Conservancy], and member of the UNESCO Netherlands working group on IPDC/IFAP.

Michael Meeks

Michael is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading our Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others. Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free Software.

Jos van den Oever

Jos van den Oever is co-chair of the ODF TC, on behalf of the Logius Center for Standards. In addition he is Senior Adviser on Linked Data for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, where he works on the publication service for government document as PDF, HTML and ODF. Jos is a proponent of Free Software. He invented WebODF, a JavaScript library for editing ODF documents on the web, while working for KO GmbH. He is a contributor to KDE, Calligra, ODFAutoTests, and other open source projects.

Steven Pemberton

Dr. Steven Pemberton is a researcher at the CWI, Amsterdam, the Dutch national research centre for mathematics and computer science. He has been involved with the Web from its early days, organising two workshops at the first web conference at CERN in 1994. Since then amongst other things he has been very active in the W3C, chairing several groups, and being involved in the creation of many technologies that have found their way into ODF, including XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa. He is a member of the ODF TC.

If you wish to make suggestions for the programme, please head over to the ODF plugtest wiki.