Announces Its Second International Conference

by Jean Hollis Weber

Extracted from a notice just in from Jacqueline McNally, Marketing Project Lead,, home of the world's leading open-source office productivity suite, today announced a packed programme for their second international conference.

Following the success of last year's inaugural conference, which drew over 300 developers and users from government, education and business, the Conference 2004 is scheduled to take place from September 22-24th, 2004 at the Humboldt-Universität, Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof in Berlin, Germany.

The Conference promises the same eclectic mix that made last year's event such a success, bringing together the interests and expertise of government, business, and independent developers to offer a programme that powerfully shows the trend of open-source development in business today.

The Conference offers tracks in development; XML; the Community; commercialising, integrating, and supporting; and migration methodology including case studies of in government and business.

Attendees will see a demonstration of the advanced capabilities and features of 2.0, not due out until March 2005.

Keynotes include those by Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystem's pundit on open source; and Christian Hardy and Christophe Cazin, who have lead the French administration's migration not only to but to other open-source technologies.

The Conference 2004 (OOoCon2004) is proudly sponsored by Premium Sponsors, Software AG and Sun Microsystems, Inc.

For full conference details and how to register see