ODF 1.2 has been approved as an OASIS standard

ODF 1.2, the document format adopted by LibreOffice, has been approved as an OASIS standard. Although we are still waiting the formal OASIS announcement, there have been a dry email by Chet Ensign and a more enthusiastic post by Rob Weir who provide several details about the story. Amongst the TC members who have contributed during the process, Rob lists two TDF founders – Thorsten Behrens and Charles Schulz – and an extremely active and well known LibreOffice core developer: Kohei Yoshida.…

OWF Experiment Awards 2011 for best of Open Source software

LibreOffice has been awarded the OWF Experiment Awards 2011 for best of Open Source software:

The Document Foundation celebrates its first anniversary

LibreOffice has just been awarded IDG’s InfoWorld BOSSIE Awards 2011 and OWF Experiment Awards 2011 for best of Open Source software

The Internet, September 28, 2011 – The Document Foundation (TDF) celebrates its first anniversary, one year after the unveiling of the project and the release of the first beta of LibreOffice. “What we have achieved in just twelve months is incredible,” says Charles Schulz, a member of the Steering Committee.…

Bug submission assistant

Have you seen our new and improved way of filing bugs for LibreOffice? This bug submission assistant was made by the community. ;-) Some more details on it is available in Loic’s blog post.

LibreOffice Conference Program

Paris, October 13 to October 15, 2011

Over 200 people – members of The Document Foundation and free software advocates – will gather in Paris to celebrate the first anniversary of the project and discuss ideas and new plans for the future

The Document Foundation announces the program of the first LibreOffice Conference, which will gather over 200 people – members of the project and free software advocates – in Paris from October 13 to October 15, 2011.…

InfoWorld awards Best of Open Source to LibreOffice

LibreOffice is one of the winners of InfoWorld BOSSIE – Best of Open Source – Awards 2011.

LibreOffice

OpenOffice.org desperately needed a rejuvenating shot in the arm, and it’s come in the form of the LibreOffice project, a variant of OO.o developed by the Document Foundation (the folks behind the ODF standard).

LibreOffice launches faster, runs more reliably, and sports an incrementally better set of features than OpenOffice.org – but what’s most important is the accelerated pace of development for the product.