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7th ODF plugfest – Technical programme

The 7th plugfest will take place in the historical city hall of Gouda, The Netherlands on November 17/18th 2011.

There is also a public part of the event intended for a wider audience on Friday afternoon November 18th 2011. If you use or produce software to batch generate or process documents there is a separate vendor session on Thursday November 17th which might be of interest. All events take place in the historical city hall of Gouda, The Netherlands.

  • If you do not have an account on the ODF plugfest wiki, register here.
  • If you are registered you should be on the participant mailing list.
  • Join in on IRC: #odfplugfest on
  • For microblogging: we suggest #odfplugfest (, Twitter)
  • But please observe the house rules

Thursday, November 17th

Welcome and morning session

Time What By whom
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Introduction Hans van den Akker
(alderman of Gouda)
09:40 – 9:50 Importance of open standards and
vendor participation in the Netherlands
Ineke Schop (NOiV)
9:50 – 10:00 Technical introduction & rules of the house Bart Hanssens
10:00 – 10:15 Officeshots / ODF Validators Michiel Leenaars
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation: ODF in LibreOffice Cor Nouws
11:00 – 11:30 Japanese language support in ODF Hiroyuki Shimizu
11:30 – 12:00 Interop testing: Layout with Ahem CSS font ?
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Interop testing: Layout, font embedding Jos van den Oever
14:00 – 14:30 Interop testing: annotations span (begin … end) Marc Maurer
14:30 – 15:00 Interop testing: RDF Boudewijn Rempt
15:00 – 15:30 Interop testing: Frames
15:30 – 16:00 Interop testing: Change tracking
16:15 – 16:30 Conclusions from the technical sessions Bart Hanssens + Steven Pemberton
16:30 – 16:45 Wrap-up Paul Rekveld
17:00 – 18:30 Evening Event

Afterward for dinner we go to restaurant Koeien en Kaas (‘Cows and cheese’):

Koeien en Kaas
Achter de Waag 20
T +31 182 68 66 89

Friday, November 18th

This takes place in the old council chamber.

Time What By whom
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 12:00 Interop testing (continued)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

The rest of the ODF plugfest program continues with the public part of the event, which is also open to a wider audience.

Gouda plugfest organised and hosted by: