UK Cabinet Office to host 10th ODF plugfest
Earlier this year the UK Cabinet Office officially adopted the Open Document Format as the office format of choice.The international document file format standard is expected to be used across all government bodies for sharing or collaborating on government documents. This will help create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes, increase productivity and competitiveness and make large cumulative savings for citizens, businesses and taxpayers.
We are excited to be able to announce that the UK Cabinet Office will be hosting the tenth ODF Plugfest on December 8th and 9th 2014 in London. The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard.he goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the Open Document Format 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. Plugfests have been held in a number of countries across Europe since 2009, when the first ODF plugfest was launched in The Hague by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade at the time, Frank Heemskerk.