LibreOffice Celebrates Five Years

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 29, 2015

It was five years ago today that LibreOffice was officially announced as a fork of the floundering Today Italo Vignoli today posted that the Document Foundation celebrated by collating "a book based on the blog posts of the people who have made the history." The complete record of LibreOffice is presented and preserved through LibreOffice: The Journey So Far.

In two lengths, the book begins with those who initially announced the news of the fork. Charles Schulz, Leif Lodahi, and Micheal Meeks are among those included. Available in two lengths, the PDF book begins September 28, 2010 and ends with Lodahi's template pitfalls post from Saturday. The full-length version contains 1227 pages verses the 668 of the shorter.

Vignoli also said that LibreOffice had been found to be in the top seven most valuable Open Source project today in the Future of Open Source Survey 2015. The group is also celebrating the recent good news that the Italian Defence Organization is migrating their 150,000 computers from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice.

"It has been an amazing journey. In five years, LibreOffice developers have not missed a single time based release, with major announcements in late January and late July, and minor announcements on a monthly basis. Thanks to this sustained pace, LibreOffice has reached a richness of features and a level of interoperability which are second to none," Vignoli wrote in his post today.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.