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Track: BOF
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 considerably lowered.

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.

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