ApacheCon NA 2013

Portland, Oregon

February 26th – 28th, 2013

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Wednesday 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Apache OpenOffice: Project Update and Future Direction

Donald Harbison

Open Office
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An introductory profile of the OpenOffice project covering all aspects of the project. We will include examples of how OpenOffice complements other Apache projects.


OpenOffice graduated to Top Level Project in October 2012 following two very successful releases generating more than 25M downloads in 2012. It is the largest end user software project within the Apache Software Foundation. Not only does the PMC fulfill its duties to makes its source code generally available, but it also provides binary distribution on multiple platforms for millions of consumers around the world.

This talk will detail the key areas of the project providing illustrations of how volunteers are making contributions on many different levels including: - core development of the (5) modules that comprise Apache OpenOffice - QA & Test - Translation - Programmability - Marketing - Communications - Community Development

Demonstrations of the most recent OpenOffice builds will be included.