The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that RusBITech, a large Russian software development company focusing on open source software, has joined the Advisory Board.
RusBITech is a Research and Production Association (RPA) which develops and supports the Astra Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, targeted to the Russian public administration. LibreOffice is included in Astra Linux, and is one of the main applications for the users of the operating system.
Astra Linux, which is licensed according to the principles of the GPL license, has been officially certified by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control and the Federal Security Service.
By joining TDF Advisory Board, RusBITech wants to leverage the LibreOffice ecosystem to provide a better productivity experience to the user of Astra Linux. The desktop operating system supports a tablet computer mode, and most users are interested in running LibreOffice on a tablet.
RusBITech is also planning to provide a support service for LibreOffice in Russia, to complement the Astra Linux Special Edition (commercial), which is used in many Russian state-related organizations.