Towards real world interoperability.
What people say
"a fascinating event that brought together ODF implementers from many countries to talk about the issues and collaborate on interoperability testing"
senior project manager for Office interoperability Microsoft
"ODF PlugFest helps even small companies and individual developers who have limited resources to focus their activities on important issues. Lots of inspiring ideas and a great learning experience."
"In making ODF support compulsory, the Netherlands can rightly be called a forerunner. This workshop is [..] the place to share knowledge with each other. ODF applications must have the right degree of interoperability."
Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade
"Plugfests provide provide a neutral venue for implementors (commercial and open source), along with standards and policy experts, to work together to improve the interoperability of ODF applications. Without interoperability, standards are just pieces of paper. So Plugfests help bring the benefits of open standards closer to the users"
chair ODF TC
Learn more about ODF 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) and Berlin (Germany).
Open Document Format (ODF) is an international family of standards that is helping to store and process information more efficiently.
ODF transcends specific applications and providers, and replaces legacy formats such as .doc, .wpd, .xls and .rtf.
ODF is not only more flexible and efficient, but also future proof. ODF can help you regain control over your documents (read more...)
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