Our Documentation community has been working hard on updated guidebooks for LibreOffice. Learn more, and give them a hand – helping out is a great way to build up experience in technical writing: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/24/documentation-team-status/
LibreOffice is more than an office suite – it's a community that you can join to build up skills, get experience for future career options, and have fun! Meet the team at The Document Foundation, the non-profit behind LibreOffice, and find out what projects they oversee: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/25/get-involved-meet-the-tdf-team/
Help to spread the word about LibreOffice, free software and open standards – mention it in your email signature! It's super quick and easy to do: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/18/spread-the-word-add-libreoffice-to-your-email-signature/
Organizers of the online openSUSE + LibreOffice Conference are pleased to announce that the schedule for the conference is published: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/16/conference-organizers-announce-schedule-and-platform-registration/
Great new features are coming to LibreOffice 7.1, due early next year, thanks to student developers in the Google Summer of Code @gsoc! For instance, you'll be able to get templates and add-ons directly inside LibreOffice itself: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/15/libreoffice-and-google-summer-of-code-2020-the-results/
LibreOffice is about much more than just a free office suite. It's a worldwide project and community that anyone can join, and build up their skills – potentially leading to a full-time job in the LibreOffice ecosystem! See how Pranam Lashkari got started: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/14/community-member-monday-pranam-lashkari-collabora-gsoc/
In August, LibreOffice's QA community resolved 630 bug reports. In addition, developers worked on improvements to DOCX compatibility, while Google Summer of Code @gsoc students reported back on their work. Learn more: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2020/09/10/qa-dev-report-august-2020/
Do you work in a school, college, university or local organisation? Want to help spread the word about LibreOffice? We have some magazines to give away, to people who can make good use of them: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/10/discover-libreoffice-magazines-for-schools-and-communities/
We are excited to announce we are hosting Software Freedom Day on Saturday 19th September 2020 AEST!!
See you online!!
Software Freedom Day 2020 is coming up, on September 19! Mike Saunders and Italo Vignoli will give an online talk for Free Software Australia, exploring LibreOffice's past and future: https://freesoftware.org.au/blog/software-freedom-day-19th-of-september-2020/
We announced LibreOffice 7.0 last week, but our developer community is already working on features for the next major release! Sarper Akdemir has implemented physics-based animation effects as part of the Google Summer of Code, for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L56azbL3DjA – More at: https://quwex.com/gsoc20-final-report/
Today we released LibreOffice 7.0.1, the first bugfix update to the 7.0 family. Learn all about the new features in LibreOffice 7.0 in this short video, made by our community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XusjjbBm81s
LibreOffice 7.0.1 is now available, with over 70 bugfixes and compatibility improvements. Thanks to our worldwide community and ecosystem partners for their work on this release! Learn more and download it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/03/libreoffice-701/
Who makes LibreOffice? How can you – as a user – get involved in the community? And what can you contribute to the project? Get all these answers, and build up your skillset, in the upcoming LibreOffice Conference online hackfest: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/02/build-your-skills-join-our-online-hackfest-during-the-libreoffice-conference/
Community makes LibreOffice awesome! In August, the Spanish-speaking LibreOffice community met online, and had talks about Writer, Calc, mail merge, Zotero integration, and other topics: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/01/hispanic-libreoffice-community-fourth-virtual-meeting/
Tomáš Chvátal likes parrots. And he also likes helping the LibreOffice and openSUSE communities, by packaging up the software and spreading awareness of The Document Foundation: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/31/community-member-monday-tomas-chvatal/
LibreOffice is now in 53,000 classrooms in Turkey! Students will benefit from free and open source software, which encourages sharing and learning how it works: https://muhammetkara.com/post/2020-08-21-libreoffice-on-pardus-in-53000-classrooms-in-turkey/
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