ODF Interoperability at The Hague
It is sponsored by a neutral (ODF-supporting) organization. It is attended by major implementers of ODF-supporting products, including IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.
In short, all of the right people are in the same room, some for the first time, and I am so envious that I am not among them. There should be a great deal of creative tension.
I will be watching for materials and progress reports. There is already Doug Mahugh’s useful pre-event post on how Microsoft tested the ODF implementation in Office 2007 SP2 to ensure that it only produced standard-conforming documents and failed in ways that did not introduce security exploits against the Office System or documents of its users.
I have been meaning to post more about my involvement with ODF and how it is fueled by my interest in the harmonious level at which we can start and expand interoperability based around standard, open formats for office-productivity applications. I will do that separately. For now, I just want to register my excitement for the positive stage that participation at this meeting represents.
[Update 2009-06-16-18:56Z There are little odds and ends available from the ODF Plugfest so far, and I will compile some links here for safe-keeping. I am sure there will be additional blog posts and reports by more attendees after they have had some time for reflection]
- ODF Plugfest Workshop Site
- ODF Plugtest Wiki
- Twitter: #odfplugfest hash-tag
- Day I Schedule and Program
- 2009-06-15-12:01Z Doug Mahugh, “Live Action Photo”
- 2009-06-15-13:25Z Doug Mahugh, “Free-Form Discussion”
- 2009-06-15-15:54Z Doug Mahugh, “Soothing Twang”
- Day II Schedule and Program (with links to presentations)
- 2009-06-16-08:30Z Fabrice Mous Slides on Slideshare
- Favorite note (via Floschie [during Rob Weir’s presentation?]), “Other possible work: Standardize OpenFormula at OASIS before !ODF 1.2 to improve current situation”
- 2009-06-16-11:45Z Doug Mahugh, “Working through Interop Scenarios”
- 2009-06-16-12:45Z Doug Mahugh, “Reporting Live”
- 2009-06-16-13:14Z Florian Schießl, Floschi’s Blog: “ODF plugfest version 1.0 released”
- 2009-06-16-13:19Z Twitter Interview with Microsoft’s Hans Bos (Dutch)
- 2009-06-16-14:57Z Doug Mahugh, “Panel Discussion”
- Favorite quote (via Floschie), ‘Peter Amstein (Microsoft): "Should be possible to define [by users] minimum featuresets in documents for interoperability"’
[Update 2009-06-17-17:11Z with a few more straggling in]
- 2009-06-17-06:09Z Doug Mahugh, Office Interoperability blog: ODF Plugfest, The Hague
- 2009-06-16 Doug Mahugh Flickr Photostream from The Hague (browse left)
[Update 2009-06-18-17:51Z as other posts show up]
- 2009-06-17 ODF Alliance Press Release: New ODF Interoperability Initiative Launched At Dutch Government Workshop (PDF download) [via Fabrice via Wouter]
- 2009-06-18 NOiV Announcement: Improving Interoperability ODF in Office Applications (English; Dutch here) [via Fabrice]
- 2009-06-17 Fabrice Mous, blog: El Ombligo del Mundo (De Navel van de Wereld) (Dutch)
[Update 2009-06-23-14:55Z with some stragglers]
- 2009-06-19 Carol Geyer: ODF Plugfest at The Hague. (news item) OpenDocument.xml.org
- 2009-06-23 NL: Minister calls on software developers to fix ODF interoperability. (news item) OSOR.eu Open Source Observatory and Repository (via Alex Brown).
- 2009-06-23 Rob Weir: ODF TC timeline. (blog post) An Antic Disposition. A version of Rob’s presentation at the ODF Plugfest.
- 2009-06-23 Rob Weir - From ODF pre-1.2 to ODF 1.2 (video). (news item) Boycott Novell. I recommend this video for the brief timeline and standards lifecycle review that Rob talks through. I particularly recommend the last part on participation and all of the ways that interoperability can be developed and strengthened for ODF.
[Update 2009-06-24-18:55Z and one more interesting appraisal]
- 2009-06-23 Sven Langkamp: ODF Plugfest. (blog post) Sven’s Blog. Useful perspective regarding participation by KOffice, an independent implementation of the ODF specification.
[Update 2009-06-27-21:40Z and the hits keep on coming …]
- 2009-06-26 Rob Weir: ODF Plugfest. (blog post) An Antic Disposition. An essay on the origin and value of plugfests and a thesis on what interoperability is desired and what the prerequisites are. Bonus: A great image from the event.
- 2009-06-27 Roy Schestowitz: Lunch with Microsoft to Talk About ODF, Which it is Attacking. (blog post) Boycott Novell. For balance, an advocacy view based on always seeing what you are looking for and using repetition of your own claims as evidence. A reality-check calibration: Citation of this blog squib as the expression of a Free Software Foundation “position.”
[Update 2009-07-01-15:25Z wrapping up, with anything more on plugfests in future posts]
- 2009-07-01 Roberto Galoppini: An ODF Plugfest a Day Take the Doctor Away. (blog post) Commercial Open Source Software (via Rob Weir). Interesting use of tags. There are many useful links to other posts and articles on the Plugfest and related ODF and open-source topics.
- 2009-06-22 Roberto Galoppini: ODF Interoperability: Rough Consensus and Running Code (blog post). Commercial Open Source Software.
- 2009-06-19 Jos Poortvliet: KOffice Developers At The First ODF Plugfest. (article) KDE.news. More on KOffice team experience at the plugfest. (via Roberto Galoppini)
- 2009-06-12 Roman Korchagin: Aspose.Words participates in the ODF Plugfest Interoperability Workshop. (blog post) ASPOSE web site. (via Roberto Galoppini)
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