The Document Foundation – The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software


12:00 - 12:30

Talk 2

The Document Foundation is the charitable entity behind LibreOffice, the free office suite. It not only provides a legal framework for the project, but also manages assets and donations to support the further development of the software as well as the community. The organizational setup of TDF is rather unique – by having chosen a German “Stiftung”, the community has opted for an entity that is recognized as strong, stable and enduring. Its statutes provide for independence of a single corporate sponsor and at the same time focus on the core values of transparency, openness and meritocracy. In his talk, Florian gives an overview on how the foundation was set up, what goals it has achieved in the last six years of its existence and what plans and visions the community has for their future.