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OpenOffice.org Conference 2009

I've just vote the OpenOffice.org Conference 2009 to be held on Philippines. conference details below:

The OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon) is the annual meeting of the international OpenOffice.org Community. It is the premier event for anyone interested in or working with OpenOffice.org. OOoCon 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.

We are now starting a Community consultation to help us decide where to hold OOoCon 2009 and OOoCon 2010. If you were a registered member of the OpenOffice.org community on January 1st 2009 and would like to attend OOoCon, please let us know your preferred location.

The Consultation closes at midnight UTC on February 27th.

For full details, please visit:

Who is a registered member of the Community?

For more information about OOoCon please visit:

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OOo Conference 2009 in the Philippines

The Computer Professional Union response the call for proposal for OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2009/10). Below is the full proposal for the event.

Proposed Date(s)
November 2009

Location (country, city)
Quezon City, Philippines

Special visa or entry requirements (e.g. vaccinations)

Conference venue(s) (e.g. university campus, municipal buildings)
University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus)

Conference facilities (e.g. WiFi, video streaming/recording)
WiFi, video streaming

Accommodation (especially any low cost hostels etc)

External transport links (nearest airport(s))
airport taxis are available in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)

Internal transport links (within city)
shuttle service

Team Lead (main contact person)
Rick Bahague (CP-Union)

Team Members
Kaloi Garcia (CP-Union)

Abby Fulgeras (Office Rep. Teddy Casino, Philippine Congress) Ganni Tapang (CollectiveTech.Org)

Reileen Dulay (TXTPOWER.Org)

Francis Malayao (Software Freedom Philippines)

+ about 13 FOSS groups of Software Freedom Day Team.

Local events that are taking place in parallel (or immediately before/after)
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Section 2 – Proposal

In 400 words or less, answer this question:

Why should the Community award OOoCon 2009/2010 to your team?

The Philippines is one of the ideal international venues in Asia. Being located in a strategic point in the Southeast Asia region, our country is very accessible and low cost airfares are available for people coming from different places around the globe. Aside from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, there are also other airports in different parts of the country which service international flights.

Apart from its accessibility, the Philippines, also offers high-quality services in terms of logistical and technical needs which are very critical in holding international events. It has one of the largest business districts in the Asian region in which all kinds of services can be found. It also has a large number of world class hotels, restaurants and other establishments which offer products and services at competitive rates.

In addition to these, the Philippines is a home to magnificent sites inside and outside the metro and has a very authentic culture which make the country a tourist haven.

OOo Conference 2009 in the Philippines

The Philippines, with its expanding Information, Communication Technology (ICT) industry and its vast number of ICT professionals which are exposed to different tools and are providing services not only inside the country but in all other parts of the globe, will be the most appropriate venue to hold the OOo Conference in 2009 or in 2010.

Since 2004, Philippines is one of the countries which host Software Freedom Day and CP-Union is the lead organiser of this annual event in the Philippines. This yearly event has always been greatly attended and the number of attendees every year always doubles from the previous year.

With the growing demand and popularity of open source softwares, a bill on the use and accessibility of free and open source software (FOSS Bill) was drafted by a legislator in the House of Representatives and is now being reviewed in order to be passed a law in the country.

Thus, the immense encouragement and support on the use of open source software from the different sectors in the Philippines and also from the government creates the best climate in propagating and promoting OpenOffice.org.

URL: http://marketing.openoffice.org/ooocon2009/cfl/quezon.html

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now available

The Sun Microsystem has finally release the new OpenOffice Final release 3.0 is now available.

Some Core Features:
  • ODF 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Import Filter
  • MAC OS X Support
  • Chart Enhancement 
Download OpenOffice: http://download.openoffice.org/
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OpenOffice.org 3 beta is ready for testing

OpenOffice.org Community announce that the public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now available. This beta release is made available to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next major version of OpenOffice.org, but is not recommended for production
use at this stage.

Whats new in OpenOffice.org 3.0?

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Import Filters
  • Chart Enhancement
  • Improved Crop feature in Draw and Impress
  • New, Fresh-looing icons.
  • More...

Download beta: http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/

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