September 2015 has been a busy month at The Document Foundation, for a number of reasons.
We have celebrated our fourth LibreOffice Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, at the brand new Dokk 1 (according to many, the most beautiful public library in the western world). During the conference, an audience of 150 volunteers from every continent has gathered to discuss about development, quality assurance, localization, migration, certification and marketing topics. On Tuesday, September 22, during the Community Day, volunteers from many native language projects have talked about localization and marketing issues, and about growing LibreOffice awareness around the world. It looks like there is a renewed ODF momentum, following the UK government decision of adopting the Open Document Standard for the exchange of documents within and with the public administration. The Dutch government is investing on ODF, and the French government is about to publish a reference document where Open Document Format is the standard of reference for office files. The same is happening in Taiwan and in India. LibreOffice volunteers from the local native language projects will support the move, bringing to their country the positive experience of European governments. On Wednesday, September 23, the conference has opened with a number of announcements: 1. The opening of a LibreOffice Merchandising Shop at https://shop.spreadshirt.de/documentfoundation, thanks to the work of Florian Effenberger and Sophie Gautier; 2. The Russian company Rusbitech, the makers of the Astra Linux distribution adopted by several public administrations in Russia, joining TDF Advisory Board; 3. The Italian Defense migrating some 150,000 desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice over the next 18 months, thanks to the activity of Associazione LibreItalia. On Friday, September 25, the conference has closed with the announcement of the city hosting the event in 2016 (from September 6 to September 9): Brno in the Czech Republic. Eventually, on September 28, the project has celebrated its fifth anniversary with the publication of a PDF book based on the blog posts of the most active community members. TDF Accounting Ledgers have been updated until August 2015: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Ledgers. The newsletter is edited by Italo Vignoli at the end of each month. Please send comments, ideas and news stories to it...@libreoffice.org in time for the next issue. -- Italo Vignoli - email it...@documentfoundation.org mobile +39.348.5653829 - jabber it...@libreoffice.org hangout italo.vign...@gmail.com - skype italovignoli GPG Key ID - 0xAAB8D5C0 DB75 1534 3FD0 EA5F 56B5 FDA6 DE82 934C AAB8 D5C0 -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: announce+unsubscr...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/announce/