OOoCon 2007

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OOoCon 2007 Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)


18th to 21st of September 2007.

(the 18th of September will be the "Community Day")

How to get to Barcelona

Team Lead

Person that is leading the conference.

  • Jesús Corrius (Catalan Native Lang Project Leader / L10N), jesus at
  • Jordi Mas, Anna Grau (sponsors and local organisation)

Team Members

Members should be willing and able to commit at least 3 hours per day to planning the conference during the last two weeks before OOoCon 2007.

  • Jesús Corrius, jesus at
  • Ignasi Labastida, University of Barcelona
  • Jordi Mas, jmas at
  • Josep Gallart, josepgallart
  • Tania De la Paz
  • Toni Hermoso, tonirher at
  • David Poblador, david at
  • Alberto Barrionuevo, abarrio at (for ODF promotion stuff -active in FFII, ODF Alliance and OpenDocument Fellowship-)
  • Quim Perez i Noguer, noguer at
  • Quim Perelló i Miro, quim at
  • Mac Kull, seclib at (MT English speaker willing to help proof English language text prior to distribution or posting, experienced international conference coordinator, live in Cadiz)
  • Miguel Galán, komputerman at (UB student, user from 1.1, mid-level catalan and english speaker, interested on Bibliographic)
  • José G. Alvarado, jsgrd30 at
  • Jordi Vilanova, jordi.vilanova at (FLOSS consultant to SMBs in Barcelona area - trilingual Catalan, Spanish and English to native standards. Regular user, fully OOo literate)

(Please, add your e-mail address also. We need it to contact you)

Softcatalà (about 10 people, more if needed), Core team of the CA project (about 5 people), staff of the University of Barcelona.


We now have an organization wiki page to discuss issues related to the organization. And also a special page for the Reception Desk.

Local events taking place in parallel (or right before/after)

Names of local developers

Names of potentials developers for doing panels at the conference in the developer's sessions.

  • OPS Consulting
  • Jesús Corrius, Softcatalà (Catalan L10N)
  • Iñaki Larrañaga (Basque L10N)
  • Ruben Da Silva (Galician L10N)

Names of local companies and institutions

Names of companies and institutions that are potential sponsors or have potential success stories but have not been contacted yet.

Sponsors that have shown interest

This is a list of sponsors that have been contacted and have shown an interest in helping the event.

Video coverage

Kiberpipa media team is again offering to cover the conference as it did in 2005 and 2006. This means putting all videos of presentations on the web promptly, doing video interviews, providing live streams, gallery, planet, etc. Whole workflow done with free software exclusively.

Proposals for talks or keynotes

Proposals for talks, keynotes and success stories.

Minutes from the meetings

Minutes from the different meetings that have taken place.

The next meeting is scheduled for the next 22nd March, 19.30 h at The Shamrock (Barcelona, Carrer Tallers, 72)

How can you help

You can help in many different ways. Help us identifying:

  • People in the Barcelona area that can help as volunteers on the proposed dates. Please, write your name in the Team Members section of this page with your e-mail address. You can also include a short description of your skills and the kind of help that you could provide.
  • Large local deployments (for user keynotes and success stories) or potential keynotes relevant to Please, add them to Proposals for talks or keynotes section of this page.
  • Names of local developers (for developer sessions). If you are an individual, organization or company doing a development based on add yourself to the Names of local developers section of this page.
  • Names of local companies or institutions (potential sponsors) in Spain. Are you a company or institution and you want to help sponsoring the conference Please, subscribe to the ooocon2007_discuss list (see the contact section for details) and explain what your company or institution does and how it can contribute to the conference.

Please try to avoid contacting the organisers directly and try to share your projects and ideas with everyone else using the mailing list.

If you are an institution or a company please consider sponsoring the effort.

Cheap rooms

Please note that just adding yourself to this list will not get you a room. You have to confirm and pay your reservation. The reservation period ends the 31st of August.

If you are interested in a cheap room in Barcelona, please add yourself to the list.

  • Jesús Corrius i Llavina, jesus at (2 individual rooms, b&b)
  • Charles-H. Schulz & Melissa (1 twin room or two single rooms b&b)
  • Eric Bachard, (1 individual room b&b)
  • Jerome Dumonteil (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Mahay Alam Khan (mak); mahayalamkhan at (1 twin room, b&b)
  • Shaun McDonald, (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Italo Vignoli, italo at (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Stefan Weigel, sweigel at (1 b&b, arrival 18th, departure 23rd, anybody willing to share a twin?)
  • Alexandro Colorado (jza), jza at (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Andrew Whittaker, amwhitta at (2 individual rooms, b&b)
  • Andrea Pescetti, pescetti at (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Andras Timar, timar at and Laszlo Nemeth (1 twin room, b&b)
  • Sophie Gautier, sgauti at (1 individual room b&b)
  • Aiet Kolkhi, aietkolkhi at (1 twin room or two single rooms b&b)
  • Shane Mathews, shane.m.mathews at (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Paolo Mantovani, paolomantovani at (1 individual room, b&b)
  • Michel Loiseleur, mloiseleur at (1 individual room b&b)
  • Andreas Mantke, andreasma at (1 individual room b&b, arrival 18th, departure 22rd)
  • Alan de Leeuw and Lara Russell, alan at (1 twin room b&b, arrival 17th, departure 24th), Matt Huet joining us on 19th.
  • Davide Dozza and Patricija Koren davide at (1 individual room b&b, from 17th to 21th - 4 nights and 1 twin room b&b from 21th to 25th - 4 nights )
  • Robert Ludvik, bobe at (1 individual b&b, from 17th to 21th - 4 nights)
  • Florian Reuter, flr at (12 people from Novell, 6 twin rooms possible (2 twin rooms from 18th-23rd, 4 twin rooms from 18th-22nd)
  • Paulo Vilela, pvilela at (1 individual room, from 18th to 21st - 3 nights)
  • Cédric Bosdonnat, cedricbosdo at (1 individual room for 19th - 1 night)
  • Knut Kjæreng, University of Oslo, knutkja at (1 individual room for 16th to 23rd - 6 nights)


Please try to avoid contacting the organisers directly and try to share your projects and ideas with everyone else using the mailing list. You can contact the organisation at the by sending an empty message to

Call for papers

There is a page with all the information for the call for papers for the Conference. The deadline for sending proposals is 1 June 2007.

Conference news

Special requests

Please use this page for special requests for extra meeting rooms, special facilities, requests for Projects Day, etc.

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