The Session describes procedures of migrating small and
middle-sized companies to OpenOffice.org,
with focus on migrating from Microsoft Office.
Including integration of OpenOffice.org with phpGroupWare
practical experience and pitfalls in real life.
Lars Piepho works at probusiness AG since 2001. Main tasks
software consulting and developement. Special experiences
in OpenOffice.org and phpGroupWare.
OpenOffice.org and the Federal Public Administration
The talk is done on the
behalf of the Coordination and Advisory Board of the
Federal Government of Germany.
This talk shows, how the federal public adminstration is using
It also gives a view of the experience in migrations
and tells where the problems for the users are to migrate.
Usability and acceptance are very
important for users, but also the communication with others
in the federal
public administration. Therefore the focus of this talk is,
how to make it
easy to migrate and showing the problems which could be solved
developers. A short overview on the
european situation of open document formats is also given.
Egon Troles was a member of the Coordination and Advisory Board
of the Federal Government (KBSt) until 2002. In this time
he was the project leader
of the Internet Backbone Project, which is a part of
the Federal Republic's
Government Network between Berlin and Bonn. He also was one
of the authors
of the KBSt-Letter 2/2000, which proposed
Open Source Software for the
Now he is working at the Federal Data Protection Commissioneer
Department of technological dataprotection. As a former
colleague of the Coordination- and Advisory Board he is
often working on the strategical
aspects of Open Source Software for the public administration.
He is also a
member of the european expert group on open document formats.
OpenOffice.org at the "French Institute of Statutory Auditors"
Eric Barroca CEO, Indesko
OpenOffice.org at the "French Institute of Statutory
Auditors": a case study in building
OOo-based business applications and in integrating OOo with a CMS / Collaborative Platform.
As part of the CNCC (Compagnie Générale des Commissaires aux comptes – French
Institure of Statutory Auditors – CNCC is well-know in the “audit world”) extranet
project led by Unilog and Nuxeo, Indesko has developed the following functionalities:
"Audit folders": an application that manages Calc spreadsheets created by
auditors during their missions (statutory audits) on location, then provides on-line
diff / merge of Calc spreadsheets in a visual way (using XMLDiff and XSLT), enables
collaboration for the audirtors' team (versionning, forums, indexing, etc.), and creates
Integration of OOo with Nuxeo CPS, an open-source Zope-based CMS developped by
Nuxeo. This includes "Edit in Place", SSL (client certificate authentication) and
PKI support for better security. UNO Pythons modules provide those features into OOo.
A full XML transformation chain for publishing books (accounting norms, law
comments, books...) using OOo as a DocBook XML editor. The full chain is :
Authoring with OOo and collaboration using CPS's features. Contributors
author OOo documents and manage them in the collaboration portal. Documents
can follow an dynamic approval workflow (cascading delegation and approbation),
and are always securely and surely sent to the server from OOo, using SSL
Client Certificate Authentication.
Live transformation and validation of OOo document into Docbook XML.
Docbook is transformed into HTML (for direct on-line publishing with
CPS) and PDF (for printing)
Creation of a custom OOo distribution for several thousand users at the auditors
firms (this includes : custom UNO modules, custom macros, custom templates, easy
and packaged installation process, etc.).
Biography: Eric Barroca is CEO of Indesko and project and sales manager
at Nuxeo. He managed some large project using Nuxeo CPS (French Interior Ministry, French
"Justice" Ministry) or OOo (CNCC). He author of several technical papers for OOo marketing
Digital Signatures are an important feature for Authentication. They can be used to verify
if a document really comes from a certain author and that the content was not modified. This
information can also be used to configure which macros to trust and which not. OOo 2.0 will
introduce Digital Signatures based in W3C XMLDSIG recommendations.
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