LibreOffice project and community recap: January 2023

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Here’s our summary of updates, events and activities in the LibreOffice project in the last four weeks – click the links to learn more…

  • We started the year back looking back at the previous one – 2022! Here’s a quick recap of what we did in the LibreOffice community. Well, just a few of the many things 😉 Thanks to everyone who contributed last year!

Meet the LibreOffice community at FOSDEM 2023!

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FOSDEM is one of the largest meetups for free and open source software projects. After two years of online events due to the panic, it’s back in-person, in Brussels on February 4 and 5!

And, of course, LibreOffice and The Document Foundation will be there. Our stand will be in in K level 1 (group C).…

Welcome Juan José González, TDF’s new Web Technology Engineer!

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Here at The Document Foundation, the non-profit entity behind the LibreOffice community, we have many websites and services: this blog, the LibreOffice website, our wiki, the extensions website, Weblate and many more.

To improve them and keep them up-to-date, TDF now has a new Web Technology Engineer! So let’s get to know him…

Tell us a bit about yourself!

The Document Foundation releases LibreOffice 7.4.5 Community

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Berlin, January 26, 2023 – The Document Foundation announces the release of LibreOffice 7.4.5 Community, a maintenance release which solves a crash affecting a large number of users. The new release is immediately available from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/ for Windows (Intel and ARM processors), macOS (Apple and Intel processors), and Linux.

All LibreOffice users are invited to update their installation to LibreOffice 7.4.5, as the older versions have reached the end of life and are not maintained.…

TDF position on EU’s proposed Cyber Resilience Act

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The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) sets out a number of cybersecurity and vulnerability management requirements for manufacturers (Annex I) and will require products to be accompanied by information and instructions for users (Annex II). Software vendors will also be required to conduct a risk assessment and produce technical documentation (Annex V) to demonstrate compliance.…

Community Member Monday: Afshin Falatooni

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Today we’re talking to Afshin Falatooni, from the Persian-speaking LibreOffice community!

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am from Iran, the city of Mashhad. I speak Persian (Farsi), and I love to contribute to LibreOffice! This January, I have just turned 46 years old. My favorite hobby is climbing, and if I have time, I usually go to the mountains on Fridays, which is the weekend holiday in our country.…