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OpenOffice.org Conference 2010: preparing the next ten years

Sep 03, 2010, 12:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"The OpenOffice.org conference celebrating the tenth birthday of OpenOffice.org started in Budapest yesterday morning. Here are some first notes from the field.

"The opening session was a cool moment, both for the location (the Hungarian Parliament) and for the content. We started in the very hall of the Parliament. Incidentally, the first thing I noted there has nothing to do with OO.o but is a general problem of the FOSS and programming worlds: of about 150 people in the hall, no more than 10% were women, even if OO.o and FOSS users aren't certainly 90% males, are we? But I digress.

"The official conference brochure starts with a welcome message of the ODF Alliance Hungary noting "how appropriate it is that such a conference takes place in a region filled with resonance from the collapse of the totalitarian regime of the former Eastern bloc" that is an example of closed society replaced by a much more open one, and in a University that is based on an open society vision, open to improvement whose values evolve through trial and error, just like OSS."

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