OpenOffice.org and Software Freedom - Pioneering a Uniting
|Simon Phipps Sun Microsystems
|"Open source development, collaborative standards creation, the Java community,
web services - each of these have been motivated by the desire for software freedom,
and all have been consequences of the world becoming 'massively connected'. But each
phenomenon has stood alone as its respective community has striven to achieve its goal
of freedom through community. This session considers the origins of the 'massively connected'
phenomenon, compares the approaches to promoting software freedom described above and
proposes a new model exemplified by OpenOffice.org"
|Biography: Simon Phipps speaks frequently at industry events on technology trends
and futures. At various times he has programmed mainframes, Windows and on the Web.
Currently the Chief Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems, Inc., he was previously
involved in OSI standards in the 80s, in the earliest commercial collaborative conferencing
software in the early 90s, in introducing Java and XML to IBM and most recently with Sun's
open source strategy. He lives in the UK, is based at Sun's Menlo Park campus in California
and can be contacted via http://www.webmink.net.
Assessment, prospects and lesson of the adoption of OOo
by the French administrations
|Christian Hardy Chief of Information System Departement, Ministère de l'Economie,
des Finances et de l'Industrie- Direction de la Prévision
Christophe Cazin Ingénieur Chargé Stratégie Technique, Ministère de l'Intérieur,
de la Sécurité Intérieure et des Libertés Locales
Using examples from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Interior,
the presenters will describe how Openoffice.org was introduced into the French Administration.
The presentation will include:
- a description of the problems encountered,
- the reasons for these difficulties,
- proposals for next steps, and
- lessons learned on successful strategies for the introduction of OOo.
Lastly, the presentation will look at current position in the
French Administration as a whole
and the outlook for the coming year, taking into account
the recent announcements from the office of the Prime Minister.
Christian Hardy: Volunteer in Fr_project from Summer 2002. He is the author of the first
report that recommended the use of OOo in a French Administration. He also led the trial of
using OOo in one of the most important Administrations of the Ministry of Finance.
Christophe Cazin :
The Apache Software Foundation - not just about code !
|Dirk-Willem van Gulik President Apache Software Foundation
Apache code dominates most of the worlds web infrastructure; grown
from the tiny Apache Web server we now have over a thousand
developers working on nearly a hunderd projects covering a
wide range; from Cocoon to Spam Assassin, from Xerces to
Geronimo to name but a few. In this talk we'll aruge that
it is not the code which matters but the community, its
custom, its mores and to some extent its legal framework.
Dirk-Willem van Gulik is currently the President of the Apache
Software Foundation and has served on the board since its
creation. He has 15 years of Internet engineering, consulting and
projects management experience. He has worked for the JRC, the
United Nations, telecommunications firms and several satellite and
space agencies. He participated to different international
standards bodies, such as the IETF, on metadata, GIS and Internet
standards. Dirk-Willem is one of the founders of
www.asemantics.com; a leader in the Enterprise Information
Integration field which is focusing on making the Semantic Web a
reality. As such he is involved with the standards processes in
for example the W3C around RDF, FOAF, URNs, RfID and RDQL whith
Federated Enterprise Information integration as his specaility.