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Monday, April 7

10:55am PDT

Transitioning Open Office to Apache - a retrospective
The process of transitioning Open Office from a vendor led project to the Apache Software Foundation was a massive undertaking.  As a mass-market end user focused product,  Open Office requires a community that covers far more than just product development. This talk is a look back at all of the aspects of the transition, from moving the project infrastructure to evolving community interaction, and merging our community into the Apache family.


Andrew Rist

Interoperability Architect, Oracle
Andrew is an interoperability architect in Oracle's corporate architecture group, and is involved in open standards, open source, and technology policy. With 20 years of experience in the software industry, Andrew has been involved in all aspects of product development and product... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 10:55am - 11:45am PDT

11:55am PDT

Translators and developers are equally important in ApacheOpenOffice
translators and developers are equally importing in ApacheOpenOffice -

The current translation process is very man hour intensive and puts the translator on the side line which is less motivating.

We have been developing a new workflow for translation in AOO that is highly automated, and which puts the translators on level with the developer and tester.

The talk will focus on showing the process as it will be, when fully integrated.

Main part of the talk will focus on how developer/tester/translator and release manager will work. We will show live how the process works. There will be a special focus on how translators can utilize translate.apache.org to work more efficiently.

translate.apache.org is a infra service for all asf projects, and the components for the new workflow have been developed so they can be easily adapted by other projects.

Discussions are invited.


Jan Iversen

my family
Jan Iversen is danish, live in spain and have developed software since 1975, member of ASF, Chair of LABS and commiter/PMC in several projects. Jan Iversen´s main focus is to help make the foundation an even better place for opensource projects. Jan Iversen works with Apache OpenOffice... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 11:55am - 12:45pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Community and Ecosystem: From OpenOffice.org to Apache OpenOffice
I focus here on several interrelated areas concerning the perception of the project and its product, Apache OpenOffice, the development of an ecosystem, and on a mobile ODF. I argue that for all our successes we need to encourage a commercial ecosystem and the development of a mobile version, even if it be only an editor of some of the ODF. Neither is actually within the project's remit, and I am not suggesting that these be so included. However we can encourage a campaign to develop these trajectories. The benefit to the project besides the obvious expansion of a user and contributor base, is that it could expand Apache's methods and way of open collaboration.

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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Fuzzing Apache OpenOffice: An Approach to Automated Black-box Security Testing
Fuzzing or Fuzz Testing is an automated testing approach where random data is given as input to software in hopes of provoking a fault or other adverse side-effects.   Fuzzing is especially useful for testing an application's exposure to tainted user input, e.g., document files, historically a popular vector for attacking desktop editors.

In this session Rob Weir will introduce the theory of fuzzing, review the history of its application to OpenOffice, describe in detail our current fuzzing environment and discuss some of the issues discovered by this technique.  Rob will also suggest some future paths for making fuzzing even more effective with OpenOffice.

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Rob Weir

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Rob is a 23 year veteran of IBM where he works on strategy related to user productivity, including office editors. He is a PMC member of the Apache OpenOffice project and the ODF Toolkit Podling, and Chairs the OASIS Open Document Format Technical Committee. Rob has spoken at LinuxTag... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

Porting the OpenOffice.org website to the Apache CMS
This talk will explore the porting of the openoffice.org website subsequent to Oracle's donation to the ASF. Highlights will include how the Apache CMS works, the rewrapping of html, how we prepared to bring back each Native Language community, and how collaboration with Apache Infrastructure improved results.
By reviewing how www.apache.org is organized in the Apache CMS various techniques are revealed. While the emphasis will Apache OpenOffice digressions into other projects use of the CMS is likely.


Dave Fisher

Dave Fisher, Apache Software Foundation Member, Apache POI PMC, Apache OpenOffice PMC, Apache Incubator PMC, Apache Flex PMC/Mentor, Apache Olingo Mentor. Spoke at Apachecon NA 2010 and 2011 on Apache POI. Throughout my career I have worked on various aspects of document creation... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

changing ApacheOpenoffice build system with 4000+ files
changing ApacheOpenoffice build system with 4000+ files -
ApacheOpenoffice current build system consist of a mixture of perl script, dmake and gnu makefiles, and it in unmaintainable.

ApacheOpenoffice have a couple of ongoing projects to modernize the build system, the presentation will take a guided tour through
- the wilderness of the current system
- thoughts on a perfect build systems (different approaches)
- The world of windows developers (capstone projects)
- Linux system integrators (demands on modern makefiles)
- Digital signing for windows8 installations

And show how all these components come together in a modern build system easy understandable by new developers.

The thoughts behind the build system could be of interest to other large projects, and a labs project will hopefully be established.

This is a work in progress and discussions are highly wanted.


Jan Iversen

my family
Jan Iversen is danish, live in spain and have developed software since 1975, member of ASF, Chair of LABS and commiter/PMC in several projects. Jan Iversen´s main focus is to help make the foundation an even better place for opensource projects. Jan Iversen works with Apache OpenOffice... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT