The first day will focus on technical interoperability sessions for vendors, while the second day will be a public session.
OSOR news reported about the second ODF Plugfest, the event held in Orvieto at the beginning of this month bringing together standards experts from major multi-national corporations, representatives of European public administrations, andmany individuals active in the European open source community.
Fabio Pistella - President of the Italian National Center for ICT in Public Administrations (CNIPA) – will welcome attendees. Later I will give my opening talk on “open standards and interoperability”, and at 11 am Stefano Paggetti – Director of Umbria’s consortium for IT in local public administrations (SIR) – will talk about the regional law that favors adherence to open standards and how local public administrations look at interoperability issues.
See you there!
Two days ago in Orvieto we announced that in two weeks the open source and open standards world will converge in Orvieto (Italy). The second ODF Plugfest (2-3 Nov) will open the week, bringing together implementors and stakeholders from all over the world to work together on ODF interoperability.
Until the first ODF Plugfest, vendors were not asked to prove that their software products meet open standards‘ specifications, and declarations of conformity was a self-certification process. Now everything is changed, and ODF implementors and stakeholders work together aiming at true interoperability.
Rajiv Shah and Jay Kesan wrote the paper “running code as part of an open standards policy” arguing that the “running code” requirement – i.e. multiple independent, interoperable implementations of an open standard – should be part of governments’ open standards policies.
Last week the Dutch government hosted the first ODF plugfest: creators, implementors and end-users met up to improve OpenDocument interoperability for real, and it worked out well.
The Italian OpenOffice.org Association (PLIO), welcomes the fact that Microsoft Office 2007 now natively support the Open Document Format, the file format for electronic office documents originally developed by Sun within OpenOffice.org and now ISO standard.
The association one year ago welcomed Microsoft’s decision to support ODF.