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Five years of LibreOffice – Happy Birthday, LibreOffice!

The huge success of LibreOffice, not only as a software package but as a Free Software project as a whole, can only be measured and expressed by giving credit to all who are involved and all that has been done. So thank you, all contributors to the project! To celebrate, The Document Foundation has compiled a history "leaflet" (well, it's more like a midsize tree ;-) of blog posts, articles, release notes, work that has been done etceteraetcetera. It is available in two versions, the "mini" (700 pages, 11MB) and the "maxi" (1300 pages, 18MB) versions as PDF files. For URLs see the TDF's Five years of LibreOffice blog post.

Happy Birthday, LibreOffice!

Happy Birthday TDF!

The Document Foundation: The Third Anniversary reads:
The Document Foundation has been incorporated on February 17, 2012. Today is the third anniversary, and this video is a testimonial of the activity of many members of the fantastic LibreOffice community in representation of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of developers. Thanks everyone for the wonderful journey.
and Italo Vignoli assembled this video of nice LibreOffice community shots:




Happy Birthday TDF!


I ♥ Free Software

I especially like this year's I ♥ Free Software contribution from The Document Foundation in the bug tracker they host for LibreOffice.

I ♥ Free Software from TDF
I ♥ Free Software from The Document Foundation

Filho's Infographic of Debian with license exception does not allow use of TDF or LibreOffice

First when I saw Claudio Filho's new Infographic of Debian Understanding Debian I thought "great work", but then I spotted the license section on the bottom left of the graphic that puts the work under CC BY-NC-SA, but with a restriction

with the exception clause (*): Is forbidden to use, to reference or to use of any material of TDF or LibreOffice in this material or derivatives.
Trying to parse that it seems he wants to say that TDF or LibreOffice or any of its materials may not be used or mentioned in derivatives of his work, i.e. the LibreOffice logo in the Sources section. I'd call that an unfree license. (Yes, the NC in CC is that anyway, but IMHO acceptable in art works).

However, knowing that Claudio Filho is an active supporter of Apache OpenOffice I wonder what good that restriction shall actually do. This is not lowering barriers between both projects. And it certainly is not the right way to promote the spirit of Free Software.

I'm embedding the graphic here, convinced that the entire article does not form a derivative work referencing LibreOffice and embedding would be forbidden.

Infographic of Debian