New items in our merchandise shop

As you may know, The Document Foundation has a merchandise shop with clothing, accessories, phone/tablet covers and various other items. Many of the designs feature the LibreOffice logo on its own, but we thought we’d update the shop with some items that highlight the benefits of LibreOffice.

But given limited space, what benefit should really stand out?…

LibreOffice Migration Workshop in Tirana

I have spent the last weekend in Tirana, the capital city of Albania, with a group of young members of the local LibreOffice/FLOSS community – Anxhelo Lushka, Augest Dalliu, Greta Doci, Jona Azizaj, Kristi Progri, Mariana Balla, Marinela Gogo, Redon Skikuli, Sidorela Uku, Silva Arapi and Suela Palushi – for a LibreOffice Migration Workshop.

As everyone can see from the picture, the LibreOffice/FLOSS community in Albania is different from any other open source community, as it has a large majority of women: in fact, the workshop was attended by seven women – Greta, Jona, Kristi, Mariana, Marinela, Sidorela, Silva and Suela (plus another two or three for a few hours) – and three men: Anxhelo, Augest and Redon.…

LibOCon 2017 Call for Papers

The Document Foundation invites members and volunteers to submit proposals for papers for the conference in Roma. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never stood up in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice, we want to hear from you!

Proposals should be filed by August 15th, 2017 in order to guarantee that they will be considered for inclusion in the conference program.…

LibreOffice contributor interview: Daniel A. Rodriguez

Having concluded our video interviews from FOSDEM, we now return to our regular LibreOffice contributor interviews on the blog. Today we talk to Daniel A. Rodriguez, an Argentinian LibreOffice and Free Software supporter, who helps with marketing, translations and design.

Where do you live, and are you active on social media?

I live in Posadas, the capital of Misiones in the north-east of Argentina.…

LibreOffice Quality Assurance: six months in statistics (part 2)

This is the second part in our blog series about the LibreOffice QA (quality assurance) community – see here for the first part.


During the six month period from 23 November 2016 to 21 May 2017, 553 bugs were identified as regressions by 61 people. This means a feature behaved correctly in the past – but a change in the code made it work incorrectly.…

Design with LibreOffice: Styles and Templates

Friends of OpenDocument has just released another excerpt from Bruce Byfield’s book Designing with LibreOffice, called Styles and Templates.

Styles and Templates contain most of the information on the subject included in Designing with LibreOffice, with some alterations in structure and edits for continuity. It is intended for those who want information on LibreOffice styles and templates but would prefer not to have the complete book.…