“Office Automation Suites, Interoperability and Migrations” event was eventually held last Friday in Rome at IBM’s office (sponsor of the event), presentations have been uploaded at the website.
Alessandro Chinnici (IBM) gave an introductory speech to explain IBM’s approach to open source and open standards, followed by David Pearson’s (IBM UK) keynote about migrations. David pointed the audience to some freely available resources, like the Free Office Suite ROI Calculator and the Visual Basic Macro Scan Tool.
Andrea Pescetti, mantainer of the Italian Native Lang project OpenOffice.org, gave an interesting talk around OpenOffice.org procedures and practices for QA, explaining what volunteers do and which tools they use (some created by Andrea himself and now maintained by the community). Andrea spoke also about interoperability theory and practices.
Fabrizio Marchesano (Frame) shared some practical advices and tips to run migrations.