Free Software Conference – SFScon

On Friday 16th we attended the SFScon, the most important and biggest Free Software conference in Italy, and a well known event all over Europe, too. We are proud to have sponsored this enlightening conference where experts from all over the world were discussing about free and open source software, community and innovative solutions for DevOps, AI and analitics, best practices and data infrastructure.

The conference was also an important networking opportunity and as well as a great place to advertise job offers. We left Bolzano with a lot of ideas for future projects!

Get an overall impression at the SFScon Website:

Paolo Dongilli, LibreItalia founder and FUSS project coordinator, won the SFS Award 2018 thanks to his commitment to the FUSS project.

The “Vertical Innovation Hackathon” meaning 24 hours of activities for creative developers was, with 80 attendees, also a great success.

Talks of our LibreOffice team during the best practices session: Collective action – come and see how LibreOffice got improved with public money! by Armin Le Grand –  and The Document Foundation – from the certification program to the Advisory Board ecosystem by Marina Latini.

Stay tuned for more insights and, of course:

Let’s CIB!

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CIB sponsor of SFScon

SFScon (the South Tyrol Free Software Conference) is one of the most important Free Software conferences in Europe, and CIB is proud to sponsor this edition. This annual conference is a full day established appointment for public administrations, citizens and private companies.

During the shared session in the morning the anouncement and celebration of the winner of the SFSAward will take place, a person who contributed to the introduction of the culture of Free Software in the province of Bolzano will be selected. The afternoon session is organized with four parallel tracks about “DevOps”, “AI & Analytics”, “Best Practices”, “Data Infrastructure & Workshop”. Additionally, on the very same day of conference the “Vertical Innovation Hackathon” will start: 24 hours full of activities for creative developers.

Our LibreOffice team, presented by Armin Le Grand and Marina Latini, will speak during the best practices session.

„Collective action – come and see how LibreOffice got improved with public money!“ This talk by Armin Le Grand will walk you through a sample of features and improvements funded by various public sector agencies across Europe. It will provide you with practical examples of these hidden gems and really useful features only available thanks to the public money invested in the improvement of LibreOffice. (seminar room 3, 4.15 – 4.30 pm.)

„The Document Foundation – from the certification program to the Advisory Board ecosystem.“ This talk by Marina Latini will show you why at TDF we created a certification program for growing an ecosystem of experts able to provide professional support. It will also provide information about the Advisory Board, the group that includes companies that are involved in daily life and improvement of the project. (seminar room 3, 4.30 – 4.45 pm.)

See you there!

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Summary: LibreOffice Hackfest 2018 in Munich

The LO hackfest 2018 in Munich has been a great opportunity for improving LibreOffice and to strengthen the community.

The overall motto of these events that are organized around the globe by the community is always „knowledge sharing and having fun“! More than 30 attendees took part during the three days of activities by hacking around LibreOffice or discussing about improvements, strategies and much more. 

This edition was hosted at modulE, the new open space powered by CIB, and was organized by CIB in cooperation with The Document Foundation.

The event started on Friday 26 with the introduction of the attendees and the list of goals to be achieved during the event. And as every hackfest is a moment of fun too, Anxhelo Lushka, Mike Saunders, Florian Effenberger and Marina Latini turned, after the introduction warm-up, into cooks and prepared different pastas for everybody.

Saturday was a full day of hacking and the results confirm that all groups worked hard in order to maximize the effort and take advantage of the opportunity to meet in person and work together face to face.

An excellent finish was the walking tour in the old part of town that offered the opportunity to explore some architecture and history.

Great event: Happy hacking at CIB!

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CIB in Barcelona

In der vergangenen Woche nahm CIB, vertreten durch Marco Girona, an dem Event Digital Cities, Digital Freedoms: Common Digital Ethical Standards and Free Software for Cities teil.

Die gelungene Veranstaltung diente der Diskussion über die Auswirkungen neuer Technologien auf den urbanen Lebensraum und die damit verbundene Notwendigkeit von Standards und freier Software für die Einwohner.

Organisiert wurde die eintägige Veranstaltung von der Leiterin der Kommission für Technologie und digitale Innovation der Stadt Barcelona in Zusammenarbeit mit Decidim Barcelona, SokoTech und der FLOSSBCN-Community.

Es war die perfekte Gelegenheit sich mit den anderen Teilnehmer aus dem IT- und öffentlichen Sektor zu vernetzten und CIB vorzustellen.

Let’s CIB!

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A summary: Fedora Women’s Day

On October 19, we hosted the first Fedora Women’s Day in Munich at modulE. The event aims to increase awareness of the importance of having communities that will wellcome every potential contributor, even if inexperienced or new to the topic.

The event was co-organized with the support of the local Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team  speakers from many other communities were involved. It was great opportunity to exchange ideas, improvements and share different point of views or ways to handle similar topics in the communities.

Our very own, Marina Latini opened the session with an introduction of CIB, the event host, and the importance of open source, just during the 20 years celebration of OSI.

Bhagyashree Padalkar introduced the attendees of Fedora and how to contribute to the Fedora Project while Manel Rhaiem shared her experiences at Mozilla. Just before dinner, and as closing session, Florian Effenberger analyzed the parallelisms between an open source community and an open source cooking.

For further details just have a look:

  • Slides from Marina Latini and Bhagyashree Padalkar
  • Slides from Manel Rhaiem
  • Slides from Florian Effenberger

Have fun and share your knowledge!

Let´s CIB!

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LibreOffice Hackfest in modulE

After a great LibreOffice Conference in Tirana we are now proud to invite you to the LibreOffice Hackfest that we are organizing in cooperation with The Document Foundation.
The Hackfest is planned for the last weekend of October, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 and will take place in our office in Munich, in the new and well equipped open space modulE powered by CIB.

At this technical meeting the community will meet in person, get to know each other, work together on the office suite and share knowledge in general to enable more people to participate in the project.

Visit the official wikipage from The Document Foundation for more information about registration, logistics and schedule.

See you there and…

let’s hack at CIB!

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Fedora Women´s Day München – at modulE powered by CIB

On October 19th, with the support of the local Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team, we invite you to attend the Fedora Women’s Day (FWD), an event created to highlight and celebrate the women in open source communities like Fedora and their invaluable contributions to their projects and community.

The FWD will take place at modulE powered by CIB, the space for startups, events and more…

It’s an opportunity to learn about free and open source software and jump-start your journey as a FOSS user and/or a contributor. It also provides a platform for women to connect, learn, and be inspired by other women in open source communities and beyond.

This meetup is open to all the attendees and is not a “women-only“ event. As the seats are limited don’t forget to register via Eventbrite.

Check the program:

5:30 – 6:00 pm Open Source and why it matters!
(Speaker: Marina Latini AKA deneb_alpha)
The Open Source Initiative (OSI – is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 and the talk will provide an introduction to the importance of open source, free software and knowledge sharing in open source projects.
6:00 – 6:30 pm Getting started with Fedora!
(Speaker: Bhagyashree Padalkar AKA Bee)
Learn about Fedora- an open source Linux distribution and how you can download a custom Fedora streamlined for your needs. Are you a student and want to build your skills? Have you always wanted to contribute to open source projects but never knew how to? We will talk about different paid and volunteer opportunities within the Fedora community and in other open source projects.
6:30 – 7:00 pm Behind the Open Web – a long journey of Mozillians
(Speaker: Manel Rhaiem AKA Mermi)
Manel is an open source contributor since 2011 and is actively involved in Mozilla. She will talk about Mozilla (the company behind firefox), different opportunities to contribute to Mozilla and her open source journey.
7:00 – 7:30 pm How to cook your own open source event
(Speaker: Florian Effenberger AKA floeff)
Eight years ago, the idea of open source cooking in Munich first was on the table and since then took place over a dozen of times already.
After the first meal it became clear immediately: You indeed can apply the principles of free software communities to other areas of life. Many contributors working jointly on a common goal, each of them bringing in their individual skills and interests, to create something delicious and tasty many benefit from – lots of fun for everyone included!
Created as a rather, well, “spontaneous” idea during our open source meetings, many free software enthusiasts nowadays bring their kids and family along to meet, cook together, have a good time and lots of fun, all of that (mostly far away from smartphones, computers or wifi).
In this talk, Florian gives an overview of open source activities in Munich, shares some wild ideas for the future and explains why open source and cooking have more in common than you may actually think. Bon appétit!
7:30 – 9:00 pm Hackathon, networking and pizza!
After the introduction talks we will start the hackathon session, supporting the attendees with the first
contributions, sharing knowledge and some tasty foods!
Join us and have fun!

Register now!

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LibreOffice Conference 2018 in Tirana

The LibreOffice yearly conference is THE annual community meeting and a great opportunity to discuss and share ideas with contributors, companies and public administrations from all over the world.

Our team was involved in internal meetings like the board of directors and the community meeting. The board met the new elected membership committee and discussed strategies and plans for The Document Foundation. The community meeting offered the opportunity to discuss about the internal daily jobs and workflows of the LibreOffice community. As active contributors, we are more than happy to support the Foundation and the community itself.

With the official start of the conference we had the opportunity to meet Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, that opened the conference with his inspiring and welcoming message.

During the conference CIB presented the last features implemented and the services available also thanks to our LTS support and consultancies.


Our commitment to the project is not only focused on developing LibreOffice but we are involved in several areas.

We strongly believe in open standards and open formats like ODF for breaking the vendors lock-in. We recognize the importance of data security and privacy with digital signatures. A usable product in terms of user experience and accessibility should support new and modern desktop environments and our developers are working hard in order to achieve this goal. We provide our services and experience for large migrations to LibreOffice following the official TDF protocols and we also provide free support to final users for free.

You can discover more here:

Let´s CIB … and let´s LibreOffice!

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CIB sponsors LIBOCON 2018 in Albania!

Next week, September 26, the LibreOffice Conference 2018 in Tirana, Albania will finally start! As like in the previous editions CIB is sponsoring the event and members of our LibreOffice team will attend the conference presenting news and updates.

The CIB Team will use this opportunity for meet-ups, networking and conference talks. If you are interested in getting in contact with us – we´ll be glad to meet you there! The whole week´s programme is filled with interesting topics that have been prepared in collaboration with or by our LO colleagues. Stay tuned!

CIB sponsors LIBOCON 2018 in Albania! weiterlesen

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CIB´s contribution to LibreOffice 6.1.1

LibreOffice 6.1.1 is here, have a look and discover how CIB contributed to this new release:

On Thursday last week, 13.09.2018, The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 6.1.1 and CIB is glad to be one of the companies behind the development of the new version for early adopters, technology enthusiasts and power users.

The team provided several improvements and fixes to LibreOffice and the users can leverage some of the interesting new features introduced within this sprint:

  • In Writer it is now possible to generate a signature line

and furthermore it is possible to sign the signature line with a digital certificate.


  • An improved LibreOffice QT5/KDE5 integration is available – just have a look at the entire presentation


Enterprise deployments

As The Document Foundation stated, “LibreOffice 6.1.1 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users”.

For enterprises and professional deployments, CIB provides LibreOffice-powered-by-CIB, a certified Long Term Supported version of LibreOffice and other professional services like custom development, trainings from certified trainers and certified migration consultants for a better LibreOffice adoption.

More information needed:

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