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Adapting Apache OpenOffice for adoption in Regione Emilia-Romagna

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Slideshow for a talk given at Fosdem2015, providing an overview of the introduction of the ODF standard and Apache OpenOffice in an Italian public administration with more than 3000 users, addressing briefly the main technical issues and solutions.
https://fosdem.org/2015/schedule/event/editors_public_administration/

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Adapting Apache OpenOffice for adoption in Regione Emilia-Romagna

  1. 1. Adapting Apache OpenOffice for adoption in Regione Emilia-Romagna Maurizio Berti – Tech Value Giovanni Grazia – Regione Emilia-Romagna FOSDEM 2015
  2. 2. Regione Emilia-Romagna 340 municipalities 9 provinces 4.452.782 inhabitants
  3. 3. Regione Emilia-Romagna 340 municipalities 9 provinces 4.452.782 inhabitants
  4. 4. RER figures ~ 4200 desktops (win7, some still XP …) ~ 3600 workers 10 departments, 5 agencies Ongoing migration to ODF and OpenOffice (completion due by March 2015 - Technical partners: Tech Value, YACME)
  5. 5. Distribution: A00 4.1.1 + extensions Released – Alba 1.4.6 – Insert landscape pages easy – Italian dictionary, thesaurus, hyphenation patterns – Pagination - It eases the way you can add page numbers to a document. – PDF Import for Apache OpenOffice Personalized – RER configuration – MSOffice Preview
  6. 6. MSOffice Preview
  7. 7. MSOffice Preview
  8. 8. Sharepoint and OpenOffice
  9. 9. WebDAV lock anyone? AOO doesn't support native WebDAV lock – Apache OpenOffice → ~lock.<filename>.ods# – Sharepoint → PROPFIND command
  10. 10. An open issue Apache OpenOffice – 125194 - Cannot work with shared documents on Sharepoint webdav – 29152 - WebDAV locking needs to be implemented LibreOffice – Bug 39529 - WebDAV access doesn't lock the file – Bug 72157, 82744 - LibreOffice does not release WebDAV file lock on document close
  11. 11. Different clients same problem AOO and LibO use differents webdav client libraries – AOO → Serf library (Alv2) – LibO → Neon library (LGPL) lock support is not natively implemented in the UCB (Universal Content Broker)
  12. 12. Where are we now? → Patch is underway... 80% complete → Now pre alpha → Expected 3rd week of Feb
  13. 13. Available for all AOO → implicitely code migrates to LibO LibO → license incompatibility with AOO
  14. 14. Available for all AOO → implicitely code migrates to LibO LibO → license incompatibility with AOO explicitely compatible: dual licensing → Apache License + Mozilla Public License
  15. 15. read only modify ODF no ODF No problem!
  16. 16. How do I get that info? Ok, cool... what's format again?1 2 3 Are you telling me who's using ODF? No way I'm asking that. Users say...
  17. 17. integrated extension map who is using ODF in Italy*1 2 3 results available as Open Data Do something!
  18. 18. Integrated extension
  19. 19. Integrated extension
  20. 20. Census of PA supporting ODF – Launch October 2014 – Collected 33 valid answers – Published in open data (CC-BY) http://dati.emilia-romagna.it
  21. 21. Like to join? ggrazia@regione.emilia-romagna.it maurizio.berti@techvalue.it

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