Celebrates Tenth Anniversary at OOoCon in Budapest Celebrates Tenth Anniversary at OOoCon in Budapest

The Community is turning ten years of age. Launching the celebration of a decade of open and free office productivity, the project’s annual conference will take place in the city of Budapest from August 31 – September 3. Organized by the local community, supported by major sponsors and filled with life by a highly engaged, vivid community, the Conference (OOoCon) is the premier event for all those interested in development, OpenDocument technology and the future of free office software.

Since was created in 2000, the community behind the software has shaped a new era of open and free office productivity and is responsible for the creation and adoption of open standards. With studies showing more than 20 percent market share, coupled with an increasing number of governments, enterprises and private end-users taking advantage of technology, this year’s conference will not only be our annual gathering for developers, adopters, enthusiasts and evangelists, but also the start to well-earned celebrations in local communities around the world.

At the event, attendees will find:
* More than 100 speakers will present their thoughts and visions in four parallel sessions.
* An ODF 1.2 Interop Demo. Hosted by OASIS, the international open standards consortium, the ODF 1.2 Interop will showcase applications processing ODF documents on the desktop, in the cloud and on mobile devices.
* More than 80 presentations will show the variety of the community and highlight worldwide success stories.

“Our team has been working very hard to make this anniversary conference the best OOoCon ever”, says Péter Szakál from Open SKM, the team lead for the Budapest organizational committee in charge of hosting the event. “With the help of our sponsors, and with the support of not only the local community, but the worldwide project, we’re looking forward to an extraordinary event in the capital of Hungary. Framed by many community events, we’re confident that the Conference 2010 will be a memorable event for everyone.”

“For 10 years, has powered millions of users around the world with an award-winning, easy-to-use office productivity suite,” said Michael Bemmer, vice president of Oracle Office. “At Oracle, we are proud to be the primary contributor to, as well as a Platinum sponsor of this year’s conference and we eagerly look to passing yet more milestones.”

Today, is the major open source office suite and one of the largest open source projects worldwide with
* over 43 million downloads of its current 3.2 version
* more than 300 million downloads since the project’s creation in 2000
* support for all major platforms
* 10 years of community experience
* more than 90 languages available

This year’s Conference takes place from August 31 – September 3, at the Central European University in Budapest, with the plenary session being held at the Hungarian Parliament. The event is organized by ODFA Hungary, a nonprofit organization, with support from sponsors IBM, Multiracio, Oracle and in joint cooperation with the worldwide community.

Registration is open until the end of August, and all participants are encouraged to register online at

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Global Contacts

Florian Effenberger (UTC +01h00) Marketing Project Lead
Phone: +49 8341 99660880
Mobile: +49 151 14424108
Fax: +49 8341 99660889
Skype: floeff
Twitter/ @floeff

Peter Junge (UTC +08h00) Marketing Project Co-Lead
Phone: +86 139 116 248 54
Fax: +49 3212 106 44 65
Skype: peter13j

Louis Suárez-Potts (UTC -05h00) Community Manager
Phone: +1 (416) 625-3843

A list of worldwide marketing contacts is available at

About is the leading open source productivity suite and one of the largest open source projects worldwide. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, database, and other modules; it uses the ISO-approved OpenDocument Format (ODF) as its native file format as well as supporting other common file formats. The software runs on all major platforms, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X and is available in over 90 languages. may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial; the license is LGPL.

Since the project’s creation in 2000, over 300 million have downloaded the product; thousands contribute to it. As an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors, the community has created what is widely regarded as the most important open source project in the world today. The community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a number of companies, including Oracle, the primary contributor.

About the Conference

This annual gathering is where representatives of all the community projects meet to celebrate and learn from the achievements of the past twelve months, and discuss how to meet the challenges of the next twelve. Come along and help the community to make the world’s best open-source international office suite even better.

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