Announces Biggest Ever Annual Conference

Share Article has today released the Programme for its biggest ever annual Conference. The Conference - to be held in Barcelona, Spain between 19th.-21st. September - is the main event of the year for developers, proponents and users of software, the leading free software alternative to Microsoft Office.

The Community - responsible for the leading free software alternative to Microsoft Office - has published the draft Programme for its annual Conference. Following a big surge of interest, the Conference has been extended to three full days. Conference topics include technical presentations and workshops for developers, case histories from around the world, future product developments, how to get involved in the Community, and hints and tips for users. There is a special focus this year reflecting the growing interest in extensions and components - adding 'plug in' features to and using OpenOffice technology in other applications.

The draft Conference Programme provides abstracts and speaker biographies for the 60 conference sessions. With registration opening later this week, people interested in attending are urged to visit the Conference web site,
download the draft Programme, and start making their travel plans.


The Community is an international team of volunteer and
sponsored contributors who develop, support, and promote the leading
open-source office productivity suite,®.'s
leading edge software technology (UNO) is also available for developers,
systems integrators, etc to use in extensions or in their
own applications. supports the Open Document Format for Office Applications
(ODF) as well as legacy industry file formats and is available on major
computing platforms and with native language support in over 80 languages. software is provided under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence (LGPL) and may be used free of charge for any purpose, private or commercial.

The Community acknowledges generous sponsorship from a
number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, the founding sponsor and primary contributor.

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