“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.
The will be Document Foundation is out from a month, and it is now time to share some thoughts about past, present and future actions taken around subjects like copyright, the legal and governance structure and the code development process.
Continue reading ‘The Unsaid Document Foundation’
OpenOffice.org went live just ten years ago, on the 13rd of October 2000.Having been a community member for over 8 years, it is a good chance to recap what I have done until now. Continue reading ‘OpenOffice.org 10th Anniversary: 8 Years in Retrospective’
LibreOffice is born, and if it is true that every end is a new begin is too early to tell if this is a good or a bad thing.
Let’s start by looking at the foundations of this brand new Document Foundation.
The Steering committe, created by cooptation by eminent contributors and project lang mantainers, has already made some choices, and until now the ‘community’ behind OpenOffice.org had no chance to join the debate.
The FAQ page itself doesn’t say much about the governance model, while a number of open source thought leaders have been welcoming the news.
How many vendors beyond Novell will eventually join the foundation and put their money (time) where their mouthes are?
Ultimately an open source community is made of developers and users, and also the latter play an important role, especially for end-users applications.
How will users take to these changes?
odt2braille brings Braille to OpenOffice.org - The EU funded AEGIS project - which formerly helped deliver odt2daisy which allows for the creation of DAISY3 format digital audiobooks from OpenOffice - supported the development of odt2braille, an extension which allows users to translate documents into Braille formats.
Continue reading ‘OpenOffice.org: Braille Extension, Macro Programming Book, Hackfest’
OpenOffice.org Annual Conference , now at its 10th edition, will be held in Budapest (Hungary) and the call for paper is open until the 2nd of June. People intersting in attending OOoCon 2010 are invited to subscribe to the OOoCon 2010 mailing list. To subscribe to the list send a blank email to ooocon-discuss-subscribe <at> marketing.openoffice.org.
The OpenOffice.org Community is now accepting proposals for hosting the next year conference.
The Italian revenue agency has just released the list of ONLUS and volunteer organizations that are eligible for tax payers’ donations (5 per mille), and PLIO, the Italian OpenOffice.org association born in 2007 ,is among them!
PLIO has received 171 preferences, and it is in the first third of the list order by amount desc. The total amount of donations is 5.519,72 euros.
Thank you all for your donations!
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