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.

Join us for the 13th ODF plugfest in The Hague. Taking aim at real world interoperability.

The thirteenth ODF plugfest was hosted by the city of Rome, with support from Logius and organised by OpenDoc Society.

Check out the programme. Or find out more about the places where the event happened: like the venue and the restaurants. If you did not make it in person, check out the flash interviews with a number of participants. Don't forget to read about the house rules.

Photo taken at the 1st ODF plugfest in The Hague in 2009. Courtesy of Zaheda Bhorat.

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.

Meanwhile plugfests were held all across Europe - in Orvieto (Italy), Granada (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (UK), Berlin (Germany), London (UK) and Rome (F). (read more...)

About ODF

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

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 - 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...)