Tender to deprecate LibreOffice’s SVG filter in favour of SVGIO (#201705-02)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks for companies or individuals to

deprecate the SVG filter used by LibreOffice in favor of SVGIO

to start work as soon as possible. TDF is looking for an individual or company to, as a turnkey project, implement the following:

  • Remove the old SVG import filter code (used for importing documents)
  • Switch all SVG handling to the SVGIO filter (used when inserting images into a file)
  • As a consequence, simplify the codebase and save around 2-3,000 lines of code

Required skills

  • Extensive knowledge of C++
  • Experience working on the LibreOffice source code
  • Knowledge of the SVG image format

We exclusively use free, libre and open source (FLOSS) software for development wherever possible, and the resulting work must be licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.

Some further references on the discussion can be found at http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Two-svg-import-filters-tt4165248.html and http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Libreoffice-qa-minutes-of-ESC-call-tc4171063.html.

Other Skills

  • English (Conversationally fluent in order to coordinate and plan with members of TDF)

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

The task offered is a project-based one-off, with no immediate plans to a mid- or long-term contractual relationship. It is offered on a freelance, project basis. Individuals and companies applying can be located anywhere in the world.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, your financial expectations (name the final price for the turnkey project), and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than June 2, 2017. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

Applicants who have not received feedback by July 3, 2017, should consider that their application, after careful review, was not accepted.