Canonical joined Document Foundation project advisory board

The Document Foundation - team behind popular open source office suite LibreOffice - has announced joining of Canonical - team behind Ubuntu - on project advisory board of document foundation.

LibreOffice productivity suite is an integral part of Ubuntu since it's first release on 2011. Also, LibreOffice will be one of the first applications that make use of snap - universal package management system introduced by Canonical which will make it easier to maintain LibreOffice packages.

Canonical is one of the well wisher of Document Foundation projects since it's beginning and is one of the major sponsor. Canonical as member of project advisory board can help to share it's insights and experience in making of LibreOffice to take into another level - Said Marina Latini, Chairwoman of The Document Foundation.

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading operating system for cloud and the Internet of Things. Most public cloud workloads, new smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced humanoid robots are running on Ubuntu. Additionally, Canonical leads the development of the snap universal Linux packaging system for secure, transactional device updates and app stores.

“Canonical has been an active member of the LibreOffice community since the early days, and one of the most frequent sponsors of the LibreOffice Conference. By becoming a member of the project Advisory Board, Canonical will provide the experience and the insights necessary to improve the presence of free software – and LibreOffice – inside enterprises and public administrations worldwide”, says Marina Latini, Chairwoman of The Document Foundation.

“We are extremely pleased to become a member of the LibreOffice Project Advisory Board and having the opportunity to provide our guidance and insights to help improve LibreOffice for users around the world,” said Will Cooke, Desktop Engineering Manager for Canonical. “At Canonical, we believe in the power of open source software. We are committed to developing it, and will support projects and initiatives that help to promote its benefits to a wider audience.”
See original press release published by Document Foundation for more insights on this news.

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