The Document Foundation Blog


LibreOffice Hackfest Munich 2012

Filed under: Community, Meetings — Florian Effenberger @ 14:52

Good news, everyone!

The LiMux office of the city of Munich invited us for a second LibreOffice Hackfest in Bavaria’s capital this autumn. To determine the best weekend, please cast your vote in our poll at

The final date will be announced as soon as we know the time of the LibreOffice Conference in Berlin, to avoid collisions.

Note that the Hackfest runs from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, but we have only listed the respective Saturdays.

Happy hacking! ;-)


Thank you for your support!

Filed under: Community, Foundation — Florian Effenberger @ 10:11

Dear supporters and friends of The Document Foundation,

on behalf of the worldwide LibreOffice community, and on behalf of the donor Freies Office Deutschland e.V., we would like to express our sincerest thanks to all of you for your kind and generous support in setting up the legal entity.

On February 17th, The Document Foundation has been incorporated as a German Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts, located in Berlin, and in the meantime, the transfer of all assets has been nearly finished. In other words: The long-awaited foundation is finally in existence and fully operating.

For us, it is still unbelievable how strong the worldwide support is, how many people support the idea of an independent foundation, and how many contributed by either getting engaged in the project, or by donating to fund our operations.

Following our open and transparent approach, we have made public our budget, and will constantly update it, so you see what your donations are being used for.

Our sincere thanks also go out to the members of our advisory board, who provide us not only with guidance, but also with financial support.

Although many of us are volunteers, working pro bono in their spare time, running such an entity needs funds. Travel support, participation in events, providing infrastructure, and many other areas need to be covered. Without all your support, The Document Foundation would not be what it is today.

Your contribution made a real difference and enabled us to create a strong community-driven, meritocratic, vendor-neutral foundation for the best free office suite. We could not have done it without you.

Thank you very much for your support of The Document Foundation!

The Board of Directors


Budget draft

Filed under: Foundation — Florian Effenberger @ 10:53

Following our rules of openness and transparency, The Document Foundation has published an early draft of its budget, and a short update to the numbers afterwards. In the future, we will continue to publish even more details about donations and their specific use, so donors have a full overview on how their contributions are spent.

Thank you very much for your continued and ongoing support!


TDF now certified by CAcert

Filed under: Community — Florian Effenberger @ 12:30

Thanks to our friends from CAcert, The Document Foundation has officially passed the organization validation. More details are available in CAcert’s own blog post.


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.2

Filed under: Announcements — italovignoli @ 11:06

Berlin, April 5, 2012 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5.2, the third version of the 3.5 family, targeting private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.5.2 fixes an additional large number of the bugs identified by TDF QA experts and LibreOffice users worldwide.

LibreOffice has recently been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code. Students are invited to look at the GSoC Ideas Wiki Page at to get inspired for their next task. One of 2011 GSoC projects, the MS Visio Import Filter, has been integrated in LibreOffice 3.5 (and the author, Eilidh McAdam, has already found a LibreOffice development related employer: Lanedo).

“The Document Foundation continues to grow month after month, with a constant flow of new hackers and volunteers taking care of development, quality assurance and localization”, says Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board. “The updated LibreOffice infographic represents some of the numbers, with the growth of pure code hackers – who are now 429 (376 if we do not include the former Sun/Oracle employees) – being the most impressive achievement”.

LibreOffice 3.5.2 is available for immediate download from the following link:

Change logs are available at and

The Shocking Blue Green Theme. Blog at


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