Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Salon A
Moderated by Louis Suarez-Potts, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org is widely recognized as the "killer app" for the Linux
desktop, although it also runs equally well on Windows and other
platforms (Solaris, LinuxPPC, Mac OS X (X11), to name but three more).
This ability makes it the bridge connecting the worlds of open source
and proprietary software. A person using OpenOffice.org on Linux (or
whatever) can freely communicate with someone using Office on Windows,
enabling not just significant savings but, implicitly, the development
of important innovations, as the bar to innovation has been
It's going to get better, too. In this BOF, we will go over what the
upcoming 2.0 offers, and how the open-source community can get involved
in the project.
The BOF is not only for developers. It is open to all, to anyone who is
curious about OpenOffice.org, about its future, its effects on
open-source development and identity, and on the way governments have
taken to the free application.