TDF announces LibreOffice 5.4.6

Berlin, March 22, 2018 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.6, the sixth minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family currently targeted at mainstream users and enterprises.

TDF suggests to mainstream users and enterprises to deploy LibreOffice with the backing of certified developers, migrators and trainers (an updated list is available at  https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). This is extremely important for the growth of the LibreOffice ecosystem.…

Italo Vignoli on LibreOffice marketing and the challenges ahead

The free and open source software world is known for being inclusive and open: anyone can get involved, regardless of age, location or background. In the LibreOffice community, we value the input from experienced community members who bring valuable knowledge and ideas to the table. Today we talk to Italo Vignoli, who has been with LibreOffice since day one and is responsible for marketing and public relations.…

Prepare for Document Freedom Day on March 28

Document Freedom Day is planned for March 28, 2018. If you are organizing an event to celebrate it, please remember to register it on the website.…

LibreOffice Certification @ FSF LibrePlanet

Berlin, March 14, 2018 – The Document Foundation will present LibreOffice Certification to Free Software Foundation Members and free software advocates attending LibrePlanet in Boston. Lothar Becker, co-chair of the Certification Committee, will talk about migration projects and training activities related to LibreOffice, with the objective of helping enterprises to achieve the freedom associated with free software and open document formats.…

LibreOffice and Google Summer of Code 2018 – get involved!

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a yearly programme in which Google funds university students to work on free and open source software projects. LibreOffice has benefited from this – last year 10 students were accepted into GSoC to do various programming jobs, helping to improve the software.

GSoC students are assisted by experienced “mentors” in the LibreOffice community, as 2016 student Jaskaran Veer Singh explains:

For 2018, LibreOffice is again an organisation in the GSoC programme, so if you’re a university student and want to get experience working on a well-known free software project, while also being paid for your efforts, get involved!…

Happy Women’s Day

Our inclusive global community celebrates March 8, International Women’s Day, with a tribute to LibreLadies, the group of female volunteers who contribute to the LibreOffice project in different areas. The picture was shot In Rome during the LibreOffice Conference. Marina Latini, first right, has been recently confirmed as TDF Chairwoman (and as such is the longest running BoD Chair since the birth of The Document Foundation in February 2012).…