[OpenDoc Announce] Third ODF plugfest in Granada launches today
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Dear OpenDoc Society members,
today we start the third OpenDocument Format (ODF) Plugfest which will
take place for the next three days in Granada (Spain) . This ODF
Interoperability Workshop will be held at the University of Granada,
hosted by CENATIC – a competence center from the Spanish Ministry of
The previous two plugfests took place last year in The Hague (The
Netherlands) and Orvieto (Italy). The plugfests are an important
opportunity to engage with other vendors and organizations implementing
Open Document Format in a way to discuss realworld interoperability.
The event is organized by CENATIC, OPENTIA, the University of Granada
and the OpenDoc Society in collaboration with the OASIS ODF Technical
Committee (TC), the ODF OIC TC, the ODF Adoption TC and the Netherlands
Government (through the Netherlands in Open Connection Program).
The point of the plugfests is to provide the necessary vendor neutral
platform for the impartial evaluation of ODF implementation issues. This
leads to better quality and a better user experience.
The plugfests provide a lowlevel, hands on interoperability testing so
that vendors and community members can fine tune the interoperability
capabilities of various productivity applications and make test
scenarios, recommendations, ultimately creating guidelines for
implementors. The ultimate goal is to achieve full, seamless
interoperability for the entire feature sets of ODF across all
suppliers, platforms and supported technologies. The strength of the
event is the opportunity to work with many vendors at once.
With many of the teams behind the competing productivity tools on the
market attending with their lead developers, technical management, as
well as their community leaders, the Plugfest's importance transcends
the narrow remit of the technical and embraces the reality of use.
We thank the Spanish government/CENATIC, the University of Granada,
OPENTIA, OpenDoc Society and NLnet foundation for their sponsorship.
If you have burning interoperability issues, why not submit them to
the plugfest participants by mail or through the plugfest wiki 
as a scenario (you need to register for this, apologies for the
inconvenience)? If you want to help out by validating results from the
plugfest in Officeshots.org , let us know as well.
Contact persons are:
Michiel Leenaars (michiel.leenaars at opendocsociety.org)
Manuel Velardo (manuel.velardo at cenatic.es)
Alberto Barrionuevo (abarrio at opentia.es)
We are also there if you have any questions, need assistance or just
need more details, we will gladly help you out.
 the Granada Plugfest website:
 The Plugfest wiki
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