The Document Foundation

Cause Area

  • Computers & Technology

Location

Kurfürstendamm 188Berlin, - 10707Germany Germany

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

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