German state planning to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

The north-German state of Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch to open source software, including LibreOffice, in its administration and schools.

In doing so, the state wants to reduce its dependence on proprietary software, and eventually end it altogether. By the end of 2026, Microsoft Office is to be replaced by LibreOffice on all 25,000 computers used by civil servants and employees (including teachers), and the Windows operating system is to be replaced by GNU/Linux.…

The Month of LibreOffice, November 2021 – Half-way point!

Two weeks ago, we started the Month of LibreOffice, giving thanks to all contributions across our projects. Everyone who takes part can claim a sticker pack – and at the end of the month, we’ll award some extra merchandise to ten lucky winners as well!

So, how’s it looking so far? Well, so far we’ve awarded 277 sticker packs!…

LibreOffice Community at the Open Source Experience 2021

Sophie Gautier reports from the recent Open Source Experience event in Paris:

It’s been a long time since we had a LibreOffice booth at a live event, so we really appreciated having the opportunity to meet again in in early November! Jean-Michel Coste, Régis Perdreau, Christophe Cazin, Italo Vignoli and I were present at the booth to answer questions from visitors and companies from the ecosystem.

Community Member Monday: Nige Verity

Today we’re talking to Nige Verity who’s helping out in the LibreOffice marketing community…

Tell us a bit about yourself!

I’ve been working in IT since the mid 1980s, spread across the aerospace, defence, science and financial services sectors. In the beginning I was mostly coding and testing, but as time went by I found myself working on requirements, designing systems and documenting them as much as doing any actual coding.…

Nine more videos from the LibreOffice Conference 2021

Here are some more videos from the LibreOffice Conference 2021! Check out the playlist, using the button in the top-right – or scroll down for links to individual videos:

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Announcement of LibreOffice 7.1.7 Community

Berlin, November 4, 2021 – LibreOffice 7.1.7 Community, the seventh minor release of the LibreOffice 7.1 family, targeted to desktop productivity, is available for download from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

End user support is provided by volunteers via email and online resources: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/. On the website and the wiki there are guides, manuals, tutorials and HowTos. Donations help us to make all of these resources available.…