LibreOffice monthly recap: November 2020

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

  • November kicked off with a new Month of LibreOffice. This is a campaign we run twice a year, in which we award sticker packs (and the chance to win some bonus merchandise) to all contributors in the LibreOffice project. Thanks to everyone who took part – instructions for claiming your stickers will be posted here soon!

  • Our Turkish community reported back from the Linux and LibreOffice Migration at Eyüpsultan Municipality. They said: “Open source software has many advantages, including flexibility, high performance, major savings on licensing fees, independence from any particular company, and compliance with open standards. The benefits of open source software are recognized all over the world.”

  • On November 9, we talked to Arnaud Mez from our French-speaking community. He’s helping to spread the word about LibreOffice and free software in Congo, organising talks and “sprint” events. A big thanks to Arnaud for all his contributions!

  • Over in the Documentation project, community members announced the LibreOffice Calc Guide 7.0. This was a team effort of Steve Fanning, Gordon Bates, Kees Kriek, Annie Nguyen, Samantha Hamilton, Olivier Hallot and Jean Hollis Weber, coordinated by Felipe Viggiano.

  • More docs news: Paul Sutton has created some LibreOffice tutorial videos, aimed at beginners, and shared them on his website. He plans to make regular updates, so if you’re introducing someone to LibreOffice, check it out!

  • Finally, we chatted to Yusuf Keten, who has added new features to LibreOffice as part of the Google Summer of Code. He’s also decided to become a Member of The Document Foundation, the non-profit entity behind LibreOffice – so, welcome Yusuf!

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