Members of the OpenOffice.org Community have selected Beijing, China as the venue for their 2008 Annual Conference (OOoC0n), which will be held between October 15th and 17th (provisional dates). The result of the on-line ballot of Community members was as follows:
Beijing (China) 597
Orvieto (Italy) 126
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 62
Bratislava (Slovakia) 56
Budapest (Hungary) 50
Dundalk (Ireland) 22
This marks a milestone in the development of the OpenOffice.org Community, as it will be the first time that OOoCon will be held outside Europe. The voting also shows the continuing growth of the Community, with the number of votes cast over 50% up on last year.
Peter Junge, joint leader of the successful bid, was delighted with the result: "The Beijing OOoCon team is really honoured to be the Community's choice to organize and host this years OpenOffice.org Conference. We are looking forward to welcome a large number of OpenOffice.org contributors from all over the world. Let's celebrate the globally grown community for the first time outside of Europe. Now, it's our job to face the big challenge, to land OpenOffice.org at a new shore."
Every year, a completely new team stages OOoCon. The result is a conference which has a lot of fresh energy every year, guarantees surprises, but which is also reliably interesting. Many attendees consider it to be one of the most informative and friendliest open-source events to be found anywhere in the world.
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The OpenOffice.org Conference Team