07/10/2010 10:10

Belgian governments host fourth ODF plugfest in Brussels

The fourth international ODF plugfest will be jointly organized by the Federal State, the Regions and Communities of Belgium. The event will be held in Brussels on the 14th and 15th of October 2010.

Boudewijn building

The ODF plugfest is 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.

Lead architects from commercial and open source products, members of the OASIS ODF TC's and technical experts from national and regional governments were present at the previous plugfests:

  • The Hague (NL), June 2009, organized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, OpenDoc Society and NOiV
  • Orvieto (I), November 2009, with the support of CNIPA, SIR and OpenDoc Society
  • University of Granada, Granada (E), April 2010, organized by OpenTIA, CENATIC and OpenDoc Society

About ODF

Approved as an OASIS standard in 2005 and as an ISO standard in 2006, it is now supported by a wide range of desktop office suites, web-based editors and mobile applications including leading commercial offerings - like Microsoft Office, IBM Lotus Symphony and GoogleDocs - multi-platform open source products - like Oracle OpenOffice.org, KOffice, ODF-converter, AbiWord and Gnumeric - and several libraries - like AsposeWords, ODFDOM and lpOD.

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