Free Office Suite, Fun Project, Fantastic People

LibreOffice is a modern Free & Open Source Office suite, one of the largest open source projects, and used by millions of users worldwide. LibreOffice is compatible with many file formats like Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. At its heart though, LibreOffice is built around an open standard, the OpenDocument Format, as its native file format.

LibreOffice is developed by users who, just like you, believe in the principles of Free Software and in sharing their work with the world in non-restrictive ways. The development of LibreOffice is supported by The Document Foundation which provides the infrastructure for the project.

We believe that users should have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software that we distribute. While we do offer no-cost downloads of the LibreOffice suite of programs, Free Software is first and foremost a matter of liberty, not price. We campaign for these freedoms because we believe that everyone deserves them.

Though the members of our community hail from many different backgrounds, we all value personal choice and transparency, which translates practically into wider compatibility, more utility, and no end-user lock-in to a single product. We believe that Free Software can provide better-quality, higher-reliability, increased-security, and greater-flexibility than proprietary alternatives. LibreOffice is a large project (approx. 6MLOC), which makes it interestingly complex, but at the same time, provides a place for all sorts of contribution & skills.

The community behind LibreOffice is the heart of the project, without which we would not have the resources to continue developing our software. The passion and drive that every individual brings to the community results in collaborative development that often exceeds our own expectations. With tons of different roles in the project, we invite everyone to join us in our work and help us to make LibreOffice known, prosper, and accessible to all.

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LibreOffice 2017 Projects

  • Aleksas Pantechovskis
    Implement QuarkXPress import filter
    QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing application that was very popular in the 90s and early 2000, so there are lots of existing documents created in...
  • Gautam Prajapati
    Improve LibreOffice for Android
    This project aims to work behind the scenes to improve the LibreOffice Android build system by switching from deprecated NDK GCC toolchain to a...
  • Grzegorz Araminowicz
    Improve SmartArt import in LibreOffice
    SmartArt is a format of storing diagrams in Office Open XML files that was introduced in MS Office 2007. It allows to separate data from a way of...
  • Aditya Dewan
    LibreOffice Online
    Make important features known in LibreOffice(desktop version) and other leading office suites, available in LibreOffice online.
  • Azorpid
    Migrating from legacy Parser to FastParser
    Most part of the ODF import uses legacy parser. FastParser is threaded, token based and faster than legacy parser. We aim to migrate almost...
  • Varun Dhall
    Replace EditEngine binary clipboard with ODF filter
    EditEngine still uses a legacy StarOffice format with SfxItemPool binary serialization for copy/paste operations. This is a maintainability problem...
  • Muhammet Kara
    Revamp the Customization Dialog
    The Tools > Customization dialog lacks today on supporting means. For instance, it is not possible to search for a particular function. It also...
  • Ximeng Zu
    Solving Most Annoying Bugs for LibreOffice Android Viewer
    The proposed work will focus on Android Viewer’s most annoying bugs listed on Bugzilla. I grouped them into bugs, feature requests, and my own ideas....
  • Akshay Deep
    Usability of Special Characters
    Special Characters are an integral part of LibreOffice. Its usability should be improved by providing new methods of interaction from the end-user...