The fifth ODF plugfest will take place at Maidenhead town hall, in the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, on February 24/25th 2011.
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.
Lead architects from commercial and open source products, members of the OASIS ODF TC’s and technical experts from national and regional governments will be present. Previous plugfests were held at The Hague (Netherlands), Orvieto (Italy), Granada (Spain) and Brussels.
Why support the first UK-based ODF plugfest?
The ODF plugfests are a key practical exercise to ensure working IT standards and solutions for effective collaboration and communication between all elements of government, business, the third sector and the citizen.
Maintaining the successful series of ODF plugfests directly supports a number of key UK policy objectives:
- Market access for SMEs - particularly public sector market access where ODF is adopted.
- Enables compliance with the public data transparency principles specifically for editable documents and spreadsheets.
- Levels the playing field for open source vendors such as Galvin Green.
- Ensures access to a competitive supply market - increasing competition, lowering costs.
- Prevents choice of platform or applications by Government bodies dictating choices and costs to businesses, citizens and Big Society partners.
- Allows freedom to choose cloud, mobile and desktop based solutions.
- Minimises the pressure to upgrade software and hardware ensuring business requirements overrides vendor upgrade and support issues.
What is ‘ODF’?
ODF is a platform and application independent open standard for editable documents created by the OASIS international standards group. It is therefore:
- Vendor independent - supported by all major vendors and a range of specialist implementations
- International - OASIS is active in 100 countries and has over 600 member organisations
- Compatible with all development models - especially open source providers
- Free to access and supported by free, fully functional reference implementations
- Supports innovative and local solutions by removing the barriers to market entry
ODF lowers both the costs and risks for users AND suppliers to invest in workplace collaborative solutions.
Accommodation information can be found on the website of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead available here.
Transport information can be found on the website of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead available here.
Day 1 Thursday 24th February 2011
Morning, computer room
|08:30 - 09:30||Breakfast and registration|
|09:30 - 09:45||Welcome / Rules of the House||B Hanssens|
|09:45 - 10:15||.odt layout interop cases||C Boemann|
|10:15 - 10:45||Accessibility|
|10:45 - 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 - 11:30|| ODF Interop: Oracle Cloud Office - Open Office / OOo |
ODF capabilities of Oracle Cloud Office
|F Meies & O-R Wittmann|
|11:30 - 12:30||Change Tracking||R LaFontaine & T Mitchell|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
Afternoon, computer room
|13:30 - 14:00||The Interop Challenge of Metadata||R Weir|
|14:00 - 14:30||Digital Signatures||B Hanssens|
|14:30 - 15:00||Spreadsheet Scenario: OpenFormula Edge Cases||R Weir|
|15:00 - 15:30||Preparation of Friday afternoon's session|
|15:30 - 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 - 16:15|
|16:15 - 16:45||Discussion / OASIS TC's thoughts on 'ODF Next' schedule||O-R Wittmann|
|16:45 - 17:00|
|17:00 - 17:15||Group photo|
|17:15 - 17:30||Review|
|18:00 - 21:00||Social event: Reception/Dinner Maidenhead Hall|
Day 2 Friday 25th February 2011
Morning, computer room
|08:00 - 09:00||Breakfast and registration|
|09:00 - 09:05||Welcome||Chairman|
|09:05 - 09:15||Introduction||Liam Maxwell|
|09:15 - 09:45||Government policy on Public Data||Government Rep|
|09:45 - 10:20||Implementing UK government Open Data policy||Cabinet Office|
|10:20 - 10:40||Coffee break|
|10:40 - 11:10||Overview of Public Data||Rufus Pollock|
|11:10 - 11:25||Questions from the audience||Liam Maxwell|
|11:25 - 11:45||OSOR.eu Consulting Team, open source for Public Administrations||George Kolomvos|
|11:45 - 12:05||Open standards for open and closed source||Simon Phipps|
|12:05 - 12:25||The Dutch ODF Policy in Retrospect||Fabrice Mous|
|12:25 - 12:45||Presentation: ODF in Local Government||Mark Taylor|
|12:45 - 13:00||Case study: Oxford Archaeology||Chris Puttick|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
Afternoon, computer room
|14:00 - 14:15||Mobile ODF: KOffice/FreOffice and RDF Demo||M.Kruisselbrink / C.Boemann|
|14:15 - 15:00|| Business apps / CMS |
* Alfresco CMS and ODF
* DeltaXML ODF Diff / Merge
* lpOD library & ODF recipes
* Paul Hampton
* Robin LaFontaine
* L Belmar-Letelier or M Leenaars
|15:00 - 15:10||Online collaboration with OFS||Karl M Ramberg|
|15:10 - 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 - 15:45||Presentation||Adam Afriyie|
|15:45 - 16:20|| Desktop and cloud productivity |
* Microsoft Office
* LibreOffice ?
* John Phillips
* Kázmér Koleszár
|16:20 - 16:55|| Cloud productivity |
* Google Docs
* IBM Lotus Symphony
* Oracle Open Office and Cloud Office
* Nick Cooper
* OR Wittmann / F Meies
|16:55 - 17:00||Closing||Mark Wright|