Tender for consultancy on LibreOffice feature implementation incl. on-site development training (#201801-01)

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

provide consultancy on implementing features in LibreOffice

to start work as soon as possible. TDF is looking for an individual or company to give technical consultancy on the implementation of one or more of the following:

As part of the tender, TDF is explicitly looking into on-site development training on these topics for the community to share knowledge and enable contributors to get involved. This training is to be delivered during the next LibreOffice Hackfest in Hamburg (April 7-8, 2018)

  • both in groups not larger than four people, ideally via pair programming
  • as well as a public presentation during the event
  • the latter one will also be published by TDF as recording for reference

More details on this approach can be found at https://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/board-discuss/msg03988.html

Required skills

  • Extensive knowledge of C++
  • Experience working on the LibreOffice source code
  • Available for a two day in-person meeting at the next Hackfest in Hamburg (April 7-8, 2018)
  • Available for preparation and aftermath coordinating with a community member over email and/or video conference software (approx. 1-2 additional man days).

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

Other skills

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

Applications should

  • contain a maximum of 300 words on the developer you intend to send to the Hackfest as consultant
  • contain a maximum of 300 words on the issue the developer intends to help implementing

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 certified developers and/or 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 and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than February 5, 2018. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

Applicants who have not received feedback by February 18, 2018 should consider that their application, after careful review, was not accepted.