We commit ourselves: - to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to office productivity tools free of charge - such as LibreOffice https://www.libreoffice.org - to enable them to participate as full citizens in the 21st century - to support the preservation of mother tongues by encouraging all peoples to translate, document, support, and promote our office productivity tools in their mother tongue - to allow users of office productivity software to retain the intellectual property in the documents they create, by use of open document formats and open standards - to an open and transparent peer-reviewed software development process where technical excellence is valued
The Document Foundation
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.