LibreOffice sees new platforms, more users
“There have been no formal news releases from the conference yet, and no reporters seem to be on the ground there. But the glimmers of news that are coming out of the conference thus far are quite interesting. What we know is just coming out of the conference via Twitter and Identi.ca, but there’s still quite a bit. Here’s a round up of the conference announcements thus far:
– Plans are in the works for a browser-based version of LibreOffice, LibreOffice Online.
– Ports of LibreOffice to the Android and iOS platforms are in the works.
– Région Île-de-France (the region where Paris resides and itself a premium sponsor of the conference) will be distributing 800,000 USB keys loaded with LibreOffice and a cloud plugin to that region’s students. Parisian students and their families will be getting heavy exposure to the LibreOffice application.
– The French government will be shifting 500,000 Windows users from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice. This will increase the installed base of LibreOffice Windows users by five percent in a single migration.
I reached out and contacted Italo Vignoli, spokesman for The Document Foundation, the German non-profit that manages LibreOffice, for more information on the new versions of LibreOffice. Speaking to me this morning from the conference, Vignoli provided more details on the news.”
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