27 Mar 2014

Interoperability Rules to achieve Document Freedom

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
26 Mar 2014

Achieving Document Freedom in Four Easy Steps

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
26 Feb 2014

Redmond, we have a problem…

Create a new spreadsheet using Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office for Mac. I am using the Italian version on one of the very first ASUS ZenBooks, running Windows 7 (fully updated) with 4GB of RAM and
17 Feb 2014

Language Support of Office Suites

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
30 Dec 2013

LibreOffice is available on the iPad and Chromebooks thanks to rollApp

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
13 Dec 2013

The Document Foundation appoints 15 Certified Developers in 2013

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
25 Jun 2013

The Document Foundation welcomes a new member of the Advisory Board: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia

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
17 Jun 2013

The Document Foundation welcomes France’s MIMO in the Advisory Board

MIMO (Inter-Ministry Mutualisation for an Open Productivity Suite) represents several bodies of the French government, and fosters the diversity of TDF Advisory Board by adding the voice of 500,000 professional users Berlin, June 17, 2013 – The
13 Jun 2013

Some food for thought

Just spotted on Rob Weir’s blog: May 13th, 2013: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 2 (prepared with another apparently “neutral” post: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 1) This is the
13 Jun 2013

LibreOffice QA Team launch a Bug Triage Contest

The competition will run from June 20th to July 5th, 2013 The Document Foundation announce a Bug Triage Contest to prepare for the announcement of LibreOffice 4.1. The event will last two weeks during the availability of