Towards real world interoperability.
The history of ODF plugfests
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 lab and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.
The first plugfest was held in 2009 under the auspices of the Dutch government, and launched by the Netherlands minister of Foreign Trade mr. Frank Heemskerk.
Overview of ODF plugfests
ODF plugfest #1
June 15/16, 2009, The Hague (The Netherlands)
ODF plugfest #2
Fondazione Cassa Risparmio Orvieto
November 2/3 2009, Orvieto (Italy)
ODF plugfest #3
University of Granada
April 15-17th 2010, Granada (Spain)
ODF plugfest #4
Belgian Federal Government
October 14-15th 2010, Brussels (Belgium)
ODF plugfest #5
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
February 24-25th 2011, RBWaM (UK) - mirror
ODF plugfest #6
Bundesmin. des Innern / fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie
July 14-15th 2011, RBWaM (UK) - mirror
ODF plugfest #7
City Hall of Gouda
November 17-18th, 2011 (The Netherlands)
ODF plugfest #8
Microsoft Executive Briefing Center
April 19-20, 2012, Brussel (Belgium)
ODF plugfest #9
Bundesmin. fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie
October 17-18, 2012, Berlin (Germany)
ODF plugfest #10
UK Cabinet Office
December 8-9, 2014, London (United Kingdom)
ODF plugfest #11
September 16-17, 2015, The Hague (The Netherlands)
ODF plugfest #12
Ministry of Finance
November 16-17, 2016, Paris (France)
Learn more about ODF on http://opendocumentformat.org or on the website of OpenDoc Society.
About the plugfests
The first ODF plugfest was held in the Hague in 2009, and was launched by the Netherlands minister of Foreign Trade Frank Heemskerk. Previous plugfests were held at The Hague (Netherlands), Orvieto (Italy), Granada (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (UK), Berlin (Germany) and London (UK).
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