News’s 2004 Conference Programme

Jacqueline McNally writes “ Announces Its Second International Conference: 1 September 2004 –, 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

Delegates can exchange ideas and help advance the office productivity
suite which is used by millions throughout the world. They will see a
demonstration of the advanced capabilities and features of 2.0, not due out until March 2005. There will also be a
showing of excerpts from the forthcoming film “Digital Tipping Point,”
which documents the growth and enthusiasm of the open-source movement.

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

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.

“From an independent developer’s perspective,” [last year’s]
“conference was a fantastic opportunity to coordinate future activity
with developers. From a bystander’s perspective, it’s just plain
exciting to see the momentum behind this project. It was also a lot of

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

Conference Premium Sponsors:

Software AG
Provides a real-time single view of strategic business information by
integrating applications and systems, in addition to modernizing
mainframe and open system IT environments. Its offerings are based on
the product families Adabas, Natural, EntireX and Tamino. Around 2,500
employees in 59 countries support the mission-critical systems of 3,000
customers around the world. The company maintains four regional R&D
facilities across three continents.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — “The Network Is The
Computer” — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its
position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software
and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100

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