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Released: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.15 Conference logo Conference (OOoCon 2008)

5th-7th November 2008
Beijing, China

Why sponsor OOoCon 2008?

The Annual Conference (OooCon) is the main event of the Community. Becoming a Sponsor of OooCon 2008 gives you a unique opportunity to present your business, product and services to a significant part of the OOo Community. You will be able to meet friends, partners and customers as well making new contacts in the stimulating and friendly atmosphere of this first class international conference.

How to become a Sponsor of OOoCon 2008

We offer three different sponsorship packages – please choose the one best suited for your business needs:


A minimum donation of US$ 10,000 is requested to qualify for Platinum Sponsorship Level.


A minimum donation of US$ 5,000 is requested to qualify for Gold Sponsorship Level.


A minimum donation of US$ 2,500 is requested to qualify for Silver Sponsorship Level.

Joint sponsorship:

If you and a business partner want to exhibit or advertise jointly at OOoCon we will try to find a custom solution for you. If, for example, both of you decided to become a Gold Sponsor individually, then you would be allowed to share the benefits of a Platinum Sponsorship Package, such as joint use of the 'Sponsors Lounge', large size booth and double page advertisement.

To secure your sponsorship, donations must be received in full by 19th September latest.

Other sponsorship opportunities

We are happy to consider other proposals you may have. For example:

For these or any other suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us (see below).

How to apply to become a Sponsor?

If you want to become a Sponsor of the Annual Conference 2008 now, please contact Peter Junge ( and/or Yang Song ( for further details. Yang Song is also able to receive your requests in Chinese, while Peter is native German.

Please take a minute to review the Sponsorship Agreement.

Your email should include the following information:

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For general information, please monitor the conference website:

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Confirmed Sponsors

OOoCon would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of the following:

Platinum Sponsors

RedFlag 2000

LogoBeijing Redflag Chinese 2000 Software Co., Ltd is a high-tech software subsidiary company of Chinese Academy of Science. The company produces a fully localised derivative RedOffice.

Sun Microsystems

LogoSun Microsystems is the founder and principle sponsor of the Community. Sun's StarOffice software is based on the codebase.



IBM joined the community in 2007 and produces an derivative, Lotus Symphony.


LogoGoogle is a strong supporter of the Community and supports the OpenDocument Format through various services such as Google Docs, Web Search and Google Pack.

Silver Sponsors


LogoNovell has been contributing to the software and community for years and generously supports the OOoCon.

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