Open Source: StarOffice and OpenOffice
The Open Source Desktop Productivity Suite
Max Lanfranconi, Senior Product Manager, OpenOffice, Sun Microsystems
Josh Berkus, Manager, OpenOffice.org Marketing Project
Come learn from the experts why StarOffice and OpenOffice.org are gaining an enthusiastic following. Participate in both a business and technical discussion of the merits of an Open Source desktop productivity suite. Are they a viable alternative? What is the difference between them? Does it make sense for business? Hear developers Max Lanfranconi and Josh Berkus present the history of OpenOffice and StarOffice and follow with a feature and technical demonstration of the latest release.
Max Lanfranconi is Senior Product Manager for Openoffice.org at Sun Microsystems, responsible for providing technical expertise to the Sun and CollabNet teams as well as the OpenOffice.org community in building the Open Source office suite. Lanfranconi has held several positions at Sun since joining in 1998, including Senior Systems Engineer and Software Product Marketing Manager in Italy. Before joining Sun, Lanfranconi has been for 10 years with Banca Popolare di Bergamo, where he was involved in several R&D projects inside the IT department of the bank. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, and master's in business and economics.
Josh Berkus runs Aglio Database Solutions, an end-user business software consulting company in San Francisco established in 1998. He was recently elected manager of the OpenOffice.org Marketing Project, which he helped launch. Additionally, Josh is a contributor to the PostgreSQL Project and a SuSE Linux Software Partner.
Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
4000 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
No registration required