Primary school pupils in Todi proudly showing their LibreItalia certificate of attendance, at the end of the training course organized by Sonia Montegiove. Some of the pupils, aged between 6 and 10, have convinced their parents to switch from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice, explaining the virtues of free software and open standards.

Yesterday, I fired LibreOffice 4.4 press release. I was not aware, of course, that Mr Murphy was sitting next to me and eagerly awaiting the event to show up. So, when I pushed the button the website crashed, and was down for hours before our infra team was able of restoring it to working conditions. Of [...]

RollApp has just announced the availability of LibreOffice on Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android tablets. Applications running thanks to RollApp virtualization technology can be accessed at! Storage is provided through seamless integration with Google Drive and Dropbox. If you use of an Amazon Kindle Fire, you can get the LibreOffice applications directly from [...]

To celebrate Document Freedom Day, I have written a short white paper about interoperability. It starts with a short synopsis of the evolution of document exchanges since the days of the printed file, and ends with four basic rules to improve interoperability to achieve document freedom. As usual, the Hybrid PDF can be accessed by [...]

In order to achieve document freedom, we must learn to produce interoperable documents. Unfortunately, this means that we have to review most of our editing habits, and start thinking about several details which make a difference: the office suite, the document format and the fonts. At the end, we will realize that if we start [...]

Create a new spreadsheet using Microsoft Office 2013. I am using the Italian version on one of the very first ASUS ZenBooks, running Windows 7 (fully updated) with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. Place cursor on first cell (A1), and insert the following date: February 1, 1900 (using only numbers, in your preferred [...]

One of the distinct advantages of free software is the diversity of the community, which often translates in a wider language support. This is the case of LibreOffice, which is able to support a larger number of languages than Microsoft Office (and of other open source office suites). Language Support of Office Suites from The [...]

Berlin, December 30, 2013 - The Document Foundation is happy to acknowledge that the most recent version of LibreOffice – the best free office suite ever – is available on the iPad and Chromebooks as a cloud application, thanks to rollApp online virtualization technology: rollApp iPad and Chromebook users don’t download or install the [...]

Including hackers certified in 2012, TDF Certified Developers are now 37 Berlin, December 11, 2013 - The Document Foundation (TDF) unveils the list of the Certified Developers appointed in 2013: Noel Grandin (independent), Matúš Kukan (Collabora), Noel Power (SUSE), Muthu Subramanian (Collabora), Miklos Vajna (Collabora), certified in March; Maxime de Roucy (Linagora), Winfried Donkers (independent), [...]

Berlin, June 25, 2013 - The Document Foundation announces that King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia is now an effective member of its Advisory Board. KACST sponsors the National Program for Free and Open Source Software Technologies (Motah:, which has been contributing to LibreOffice for almost one year, to [...]