Louis Suarez-Potts

Louis Suarez-Potts
Community Development Manager, Oracle / OpenOffice.org

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Louis Suárez-Potts is the longtime Community Manager and Chair of the Community Council for OpenOffice.org; he joined Sun Microsystems in 2007 and has led the OpenOffice.org community since 2000. The lead and co-lead of several projects and the primary spokesperson and representative of OpenOffice.org, Suárez-Potts also represents the project regarding OpenDocument format (ODF) matters, and is on the OASIS ODF Adoption Technical Committee and is a member of the ODF Alliance. He speaks frequently on the ODF, OpenOffice.org, education and open source, and community development throughout the world. Suárez-Potts is currently working on several articles regarding open source development and education. He lives in Toronto and received his PhD from U.C. Berkeley.

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Sun Microsystems open-sourced the code to StarOffice 5.2 in October 2000. Since then, we have moved from attacks to hopes to the now more solid and accepted roadmap that is seeing widescale adoption of the application on the desktop and now in the Cloud. This presentation examines our errors, our triumphs, and what has allowed us to flourish in waters uniquely hostile and unforgiving. Read more.
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