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Tuesday, November 18
 

9:00am

The Municipality Of Trieste Apache OpenOffice Migration - Davide Dozza
In 2013 the Municipality of Trieste (Italy) decided to migrate to Apache OpenOffice. The main goal was to adopt ODF as the document standard format for all the 1800 users on about 1550 PCs.
A change management approach, with a focus on the users to lower the changing barriers has been used. Davide Dozza will present the project activities and how technical, human resources and organization issues have been faced and addressed.
Moreover challenges on Apache OpenOffice adoption in enterprise environment will be discussed.

Speakers
DD

Davide Dozza

He received the Dr.Eng. and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1985 and 2000 respectively. After working at R&D Department at Datalogic, Italy, he joined the University of Bologna as Ph.D. Student collaborating with ST Microelectronics on research on integrated... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Petofi

10:00am

The OpenOffice Localization Community - Andrea Pescetti, Apache OpenOffice PMC
The sun never sets on the OpenOffice localization community. Volunteers from all continents help translating OpenOffice, its documentation and its website into dozens of languages.
We'll discuss the localization of OpenOffice both as a community story and a technical story. The community was restarted from scratch at Apache and welcomes new volunteers on a regular basis. Tools were developed and extended at Apache to help translators, with benefits for all Apache projects.

Speakers
AP

Andrea Pescetti

Member, Apache OpenOffice PMC
Andrea Pescetti has been active in free and open source software communities since 2001. He is currently serving as member of the Apache OpenOffice PMC, and helping the project as a volunteer, mainly in the Release Management and Localization fields. In his ordinary work activity... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Petofi

11:20am

OpenOffice At Apache: 2014 And Beyond - Andrea Pescetti, Apache OpenOffice PMC
It's already two years since OpenOffice graduated as a Top Level Project at Apache. We have more than 100 million downloads and a stable, working community at Apache. In an overall "state of the project" talk, we will see what we accomplished so far, what worked, what can be improved, what Apache gave to OpenOffice and what OpenOffice gave to Apache. Then we will see what can be accomplished in the medium-term future and how the community resources can be used to those aims.

Speakers
AP

Andrea Pescetti

Member, Apache OpenOffice PMC
Andrea Pescetti has been active in free and open source software communities since 2001. He is currently serving as member of the Apache OpenOffice PMC, and helping the project as a volunteer, mainly in the Release Management and Localization fields. In his ordinary work activity... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:20am - 12:10pm
Petofi

1:30pm

Anatomy Of An Apache OpenOffice Extension - Pedro Giffuni, Apache Software Foundation
Developing code within the huge, and sometimes daunting, Apache OpenOffice code can sometimes be very difficult, specially if you only want to add a very specific piece of code that few people want.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the Operation Research capabilities within Apache OpenOffice, I will try to document the different parts of an Apache OpenOffice extension.

Apache OpenOffice supports a framework called UNO, Universal Network Objects, for developing extensions. Extensions can be written in C/C++, Python or Java.

The UNO documentation is somewhat sparse and most of the developers end up taking some existing extension and use it as a template to write their own. This introductory talk will consider the characteristics behind UNO and will provide the basics to write such applications.

Speakers
avatar for Pedro Giffuni

Pedro Giffuni

Developer, Apache OpenOffice - FreeBSD
I am a Mechanical Engineer and I have a M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering but I have always been a hobbyist on computers and Networking. Since my University days (late mid-90's), I have been using FreeBSD actively in system administration. I am a FreeBSD and Apache OpenOffice developer... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Petofi

2:30pm

Doing The Write Thing: Document Editing Made Mobile - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity
At the Denver ApacheCon last April, I presented on the evolution of OpenOffice, and the need for a good quality, compatible solution for mobile devices.

Participants suggested establishing a project in Apache Labs to address this problem. It would depart from existing architectures but could reuse some elements from OpenOffice where appropriate. It would be lightweight, portable, and independent of legacy code.

A good starting point would be UX Write, developed by Peter Kelly. It only runs on iOS at present, but most of the code is cross-platform, and could be made to work on Android and other systems. Peter and I have discussed the idea of open-sourcing parts of the app under the Apache 2.0 license. The app uses HTML natively, and WebKit for displaying documents on-screen, and supports import/export of .docx, export of LaTeX, and could be further extended to support ODF.

Speakers
PK

Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. | | Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
avatar for Louis Suárez-Potts

Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Petofi

3:50pm

How to Turn Your Favorite Programming Language Into An AOO Macro Language - Rony Flatscher, WU Vienna
Apache OpenOffice (AOO) defines a scripting framework that can be exploited to add any programming language to Apache OpenOffice as a macro language. This presentation introduces the necessary overview and knowhow to become able to assess the effort to add your own favorite programming language to AOO. Although the AOO scripting framework is implemented in Java it is possible to add non-Java-implemented programming languages as demonstrated with the programming ooRexx which is itself implemented in C++. In addition all scripting languages that support Java's "javax.script" framework could be added to AOO using AOO's scripting framework.

Speakers
RF

Rony Flatscher

University Professor, WU Vienna
Rony G. Flatscher has been working as an Information System ("Wirtschaftsinformatik") professor at the WU Vienna (with 25,000 business students one of the largest of its kind) where he has been trying to empower the students with IT and IS skills to help them be more productive in... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Petofi
 
Wednesday, November 19
 

9:30am

Addressing File Format Compatibility in Word Processors - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity
A well-known XKCD comic parodies the industry's solution to standards proliferation: a new, "universal" standard to replace all its predecessors. We all know where that leads. In this talk, I'll discuss an alternate approach that deals with the mess without creating more of it, in the context of word processing.

We want software that can read and write multiple formats, which means creating lots of filters. These should operate in a non-destructive manner, allowing modifications without losing information during conversion. I've been working on this for the past couple of years as part of UX Write - supporting HTML, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and soon, ODF. I'd like to share this work with the community.

Let's pool our efforts and start an open source project to make these and new filters available in a way that can be used by everybody, for any purpose, and on any platform.

Speakers
PK

Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. | | Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
avatar for Louis Suárez-Potts

Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Huba

10:40am

Collaborated Editing On ODF - Svante Schubert, OASIS ODF Advanced Collaboration Subcommittee
Automated Changes on OpenDocuments (Svante Schubert, Freelancer) - The OpenDocument format (ODF) consists of compressed XML files. ODF is read and written by many Office applications; the Apache ODF Toolkit (incubating) provides the ability of an easy automated access. In this presentation, Svante Schubert will describe how recent changes of the OpenDocument format in the OASIS standard for version 1.3, allow interoperability for real-time editing and how this is being mapped to the ODF Toolkit in a way that even collaboration with OOXML and HTML applications (such as browsers) is possible.

Speakers
avatar for Svante Schubert

Svante Schubert

Chair, Freelancer
Svante works as freelancer on Document Formats, focusing on the OpenDocument Format. He is the submitter of the actual change-tracking proposal of the OASIS ODF Advanced Collaboration Subcomittee, where he recently become the chair. He had been working for Sun Microsystems for twelve... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Huba