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From Svante Schubert <svante.schub...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Europe BoFs on office document formats
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:18:14 GMT
There were too many proposals so the BoFs was declined.
Nevertheless I will attend the conference and would love to get in contact
with anyone interested in Office formats.

Just contact me directly off list, if you are attending and interested in a

Kind regards,

2016-09-09 14:13 GMT+02:00 Svante Schubert <svante.schubert@gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I would like to initiate a Birds-of-a-Feather session (BoFs) at the
> upcoming Apache Conference Europe (Sevilla, Spain November 16-18) on office
> document formats.
> Where your project might/should take a major role. I am working on the
> Apache ODF Toolkit (Incubating) project and the ODF standardization at
> Such a meeting would be a great opportunity to meet parties interested
> in office document formats in person.
> Especially I am interested to meet up with members of your project people
> to
>    1. Give a very quick presentation on the introduction of the ODF
>    Toolkit, while some of your POI people could do similar.
>    2. Talk about a new document collaboration approach and how you might
>    adopt it for MS formats, see https://issues.apache.org/
>    jira/browse/ODFTOOLKIT-441 I might give a quick presentation as well.
>    3. Discuss a potential merger with our incubating project (we might of
>    course come to yours), combining all office formats in a single Apache
>    project, ending our incubating status.
> Sorry for the late notice. Today is the last submission day, but I guess
> the details of the BOFs might be arranged still later, even shortly before
> the session or we vote during the session.
> Nevertheless, if someone is interested to give a short talk, I will add
> her/him as additional speaker as long I am able to edit the proposal.
> What do you think?
> Kind regards,
> Svante
> PS: Due to today's deadline I will submit the BoFs proposal, but I am
> happy to give any of you the leading role.
> ᐧ

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