Month of LibreOffice, May 2018: A look at the numbers

Last week, the Month of LibreOffice, May 2018 came to a close – and 336 stickers were awarded! You can read more about the results here, and today we’ll take a closer look at the numbers.

But first, we want to say a special thanks to the following people who took part during May, but weren’t in the lists during last year’s Months of LibreOffice. Welcome to the project (or welcome back if you’ve been away for a while), and a huge thanks for all your help:

Abhyudaya Sharma, Anass Ahmed, Andrew Watson, Angelos Skembris, Angermuller Hubert, Anil Kumar Shrestha, Anton Shevtsov, arindam, baffclan, Balint Fodor, bblack4jc, bertrandgajac, Brian Barker, carnish, cesar.rickinho, Charles Valente, ChenyHsu, Christian Preuß, DaeHyun Sung, Dan Lewis, Daniel Silva, David,, daviding, Denis J Navas, Derek Keats, Ding Duck, Dipesh Kumar, Drew, Drew Jensen, ebot, Eddie, eglejasu, Ekansh Jha, Elizabeth Contreras, Emersson Augusto Suarez Ortiz, EricBright, Fito, ge60,, Gerhard Weydt, gho87, Girvin Herr, himajin100000, hjek, Hrbrgr, Hussam Al-Tayeb, Ilhan Yesil, impreza233, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Jihui Choi,, Joachim Jacob, Joao Farias, Johannes Kingma, jomali, Jonathan Fisher, Juan C. Sanz, Kacper Kasper, Keith Curtis, kiloran, konsultor, Lamamane, Lant, Laurent BP, Leo442, Liberty Belle, Lorenzo Chiola, Luca Daghino, Luis, Luuk, merzouk.ouchene, Nikola, nobody_special, oldgoatroper,, OSS-user, PaulaO, Pheeble, Philip Jackson, Prajwol Lamichhane, Pratit Raj Giri, Regis Perdreau, Remy Gauthier, Rene Engelhard, René Leyva, Ricardo Berlasso, rir, Robert Großkopf, Roy Reese, Rraj_Gautam, Salim Habchi,, Selim Ozcan, Sergio bh, serval2412, slimane.amiri, sludge7051-x, SteenRønnow, subedimonika, sukho,, Sveinn í Felli, Séamas Ó Brógáin, Takeshi Abe, Thomas Woltjer, Tim Lloyd, toki, Tom Davies, Tomáš Chvátal, Ujwal, ve3oat, Virgil Arrington, Xoristzatziki, Yauhen Kharuzhy, Ysabeau, zahra a, Zdeněk Crhonek, _dave, निराजन पन्त, सन्जोग सिग्देल

We hope you had fun in the Month of LibreOffice, and look forward to your future contributions! Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a video just for you:

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Where do the numbers come from?

If you look at the wiki page listing the stickers that were awarded, you can see that they are split into several categories. We use various tools and data sources to gather the names (and usernames), but if we’ve missed someone, let us know! Here’s a bit more background on the various sub-projects:

  • Contributing code patches: – For this, we use our Gerrit installation. Note that we are tracking contributions from community members in the Month of LibreOffice, but throughout May there were many more code patches from various people working for LibreOffice-related companies, as you can see here.
  • Helping to report and confirm bugs: – Our QA community was really well supported in May, so thanks a lot to everyone who reported and/or confirmed bugs! Of course, you can submit a bug report at any time, as described on the wiki.
  • Helping with translations: – LibreOffice is available in over 100 languages, helping to break down digital divides. We want to express our massive appreciation for all the hard work done by people around the globe, who use our translation tools to make LibreOffice a truly universal suite.
  • Answering questions from users: – This covers Ask LibreOffice and the users mailing list. Our community does a great job there, helping users with their questions. If you want to help the LibreOffice project but don’t have much spare time, answering a few questions here and there makes a big difference, as the answers can be useful in the future too!
  • Updating documentation: – LibreOffice’s documentation comprises the built-in help and the user guides, so another hearty thanks to those who gave time to keep them up-to-date. It really makes a difference to the overall quality of the software we all use.
  • Marketing, and spreading the word on Twitter: – We don’t have to add much here! Marketing is essential to spread the word about LibreOffice and grow our community, so it’s great to see people active on social media, telling the world about free software and open standards.

So that was the Month of LibreOffice, May 2018! We’ll be running another one later in the year, with another chance to get a cool sticker bag. Of course, you can help our project and community at any time, and make LibreOffice better for millions of people around the world. Thank you!