The Document Foundation

  • It is an independent self-governing meritocratic entity, created by a large group of Free Software advocates, in the form of a charitable Foundation under German law (gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts).

  • It continues to build on the foundation of the dedicated work by the OpenOffice.org Community.

  • It was created in the belief that the culture born of an independent Foundation brings out the best in contributors and will deliver the best software for users.

  • It is open to any individual who agrees with our core values and contributes to our activities.

  • It welcomes corporate participation, e.g. by sponsoring individuals to work as equals alongside other contributors in the community.

The Document Foundation is proud to be the home of LibreOffice, the next evolution of the world's leading free office suite, and The Document Liberation Project, a community of developers united to free users from vendor lock-in of content by providing powerful tools for the conversion of proprietary file formats to the corresponding ODF format.

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LibreOffice is made possible by the efforts of thousands of volunteers around the globe, and by the generosity of donors. Please support our efforts: your donation helps us to deliver a better product!

Become a TDF Member

If you are one of the volunteers contributing to the LibreOffice or Document Liberation projects, you should consider the opportunity of becoming a Member of The Document Foundation, by filling the Application Form.


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