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26 Dec 2011
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The Document Foundation [25120]
2011 was full of activity, especially for LibreOffice

The paragraph below from the Document Foundation Blog handily summarizes the year's achievements: "2011 was the year of our first stable release. ... Today, over 30 million people use LibreOffice in 109 languages, a software developed by 40 core developers and over 300 active developers plus 280 localizers. ... 230 of those developers are totally new, have never been contributing code to the free office suite before, and were attracted by our open, transparent, meritocratic and inclusive community. Over 16.000 mailing list subscribers are on our 100 mailing lists, and TDF now counts 138 members.
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10 Nov 2011
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LibreOffice 3.4.4 Available for Download [24893]
Now in 105 Native Language Versions

LibreOffice 3.4.4, an improved version of the award-winning free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux, is available for download, according to The Document Foundation. With the release of a native language version in Scottish Gaelic, the number of such versions is now 105. LibreOffice has recently won InfoWorld’s BOSSIE Award 2011 as Best of Open Source Software, and the Open World Forum Experiment Award of Most-Popular Software. LibreOffice 3.4.4 is available for immediate download. Extensions for LibreOffice are also available.
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03 Nov 2011
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LibreOffice Adopts ODF 1.2 as an OASIS Standard [24846]
OASIS Approval Is Expected

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the adoption by LibreOffice of ODF 1.2 as an OASIS standard. A formal announcement of this development by OASIS is anticipated. Standard document formats, the blog continues, are key for liberating the user from the lock in of proprietary formats. ODF has been developed by OASIS based on OOo document format, and is now supported by most personal productivity software and many other computer programs. TDF is committed to supporting ODF and contribute to its development. ODF will be one of four main topics at the upcoming LibreOffice Conference in Paris.
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03 Oct 2011
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LibreOffice Launches Extension and Templates Repository for Public Beta Test [24660]
Submissions from Developers Are Invited

LibreOffice can be enhanced with hundreds of extensions and templates that users can download to improve the suite’s functionality to fit their respective needs, and developers can easily write their own add-ons and share them with millions of users worldwide. The LibreOffice community has put great effort into launching a public repository that includes not only extensions and templates for LibreOffice, but also for OpenOffice.org and other compatible office suites. All extensions submitted during the public beta test will remain in the repository after the beta test.
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27 Sep 2011
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InfoWorld Awards Best of Open Source to LibreOffice [24661]
Open Source Productivity Suite Shows Signs of Maturing

Among the accolades accruing to LibreOffice is its InfoWorld Best of Open Source for 2011 award. While by its own admission the Document Foundation (TDF) does not claim to have replaced OpenOffice.org in every respect, still the faster launch and the incrementally better set of features give TDF something to crow about. There is work to be done on such matters as spelling/grammar checking, for example but the more business-like look and feel has won praise.
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26 Sep 2011
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LibreOffice Celebrates Its First Birthday [24662]
Conference Convenes in Paris October 13-15

The Document Foundation will be holding its first LibreOffice Conference in Paris, October 13-15, 2011. Events will include public Q&A sessions, birds-of-a-feather meetings, and the customary keynote addresses, one of which will summarize the project achievements during the first year: development, infrastructure, community and marketing.
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