CIB sponsors LibreOffice Conference in Spain

This year the LibreOffice Conference 2019 (LibOCon) will take place from September 10 to 13 in Almería, Spain. The conference is the main annual meeting for the LibreOffice community and ecosystem. As in the past, CIB is proud to be one of the main sponsors again.

If you are attending the conference, don’t forget to check your conference bag; you will find several gadgets as well as information about our products and offers. Take a look at your raffle ticket and find out if you‘ve won one of the special and exclusive prizes!

Before the conference don’t forget to install the mobile app doXisafe, directly available for free from Google Play and App Store.

Our LibreOffice team will present the latest updates and developments sponsored by CIB. You can find the timetable here or on doXisafe by entering the code libocon2019timetable.

And there‘s more! If you are looking for a new job opportunity bring your CV! Our recruiters will be there scouting talents for our offices in Valencia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Let’s CIB!

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CIB announces LibreOffice on the Microsoft Store

Munich, August 8, 2019 – CIB, the innovation leader for output and document management, announces the availability of two different LibreOffice packages for the Microsoft Store: the first – a TDF branded version – is called LibreOffice Vanilla, while the second is called LibreOffice powered by CIB and is a CIB branded version of the software.

The two packages – which are based on the latest LibreOffice release from The Document Foundation – allow Windows 10 S users to easily download and install the leading free office suite for personal productivity on their PC. TDF branded version relies on the global LibreOffice community for assistance and help, while LibreOffice powered by CIB also provides online support, automatic updates and security fixes for 18 months.

“The package for the Microsoft Store extends LibreOffice powered by CIB product range for Windows, macOS and Linux, based on the following products: LibreOffice powered by CIB for Business, a business optimized version of LibreOffice; LibreOffice powered by CIB LTS (Long Term Support), focused on the needs of large organizations deploying LibreOffice as the cornerstone of their desktop productivity; and LibreOffice Online powered by CIB, a solution for the private cloud of organizations“, says Ulrich Brandner, CEO of CIB.

Applications on the Microsoft Store use the new generation packaging format MSIX/APPX, simple and secure, and are ready for deployment in Windows 10 S and beyond. Windows 10 S mode is a simplified version of Windows 10 for security and performance which offers the same experience. To improve security, it only allows Microsoft Store apps and requires Microsoft Edge for browsing.

CIB – with offices in Germany and Spain – is currently one of the largest contributors to LibreOffice development, with a global multilingual team with decades of hacking and consulting experience on the code base and the product. In addition, the company offers professional services for migrations and training, and fast-response support only for LibreOffice powered by CIB.

For additional information: libreoffice.cib.de.

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Press Release: CIB and Crust Technology announce partnership

Munich, June 20, 2019 – CIB and Crust Technology today announced a partnership to create the LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution, a free production grade release of the LibreOffice Online software. All software development will be carried out within the Document Foundation, the custodian of the LibreOffice project, while packages will also be made available via Corteza, the Digital Work Platform for Humanity and upstream distribution of Crust. 

As one of the principal long-term contributors to LibreOffice, CIB were the obvious choice of partner for this projectsays Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology. “We’re excited to play our part in building a top class LibreOffice Online integration for the completely free and independent Corteza project by helping with various user interface and user experience improvements within LibreOffice Online and by providing the necessary storage and identity infrastructure within Corteza”.

We’re very excited about this opportunity, with the vast functionality and potential of LibreOffice Online being delivered in Cortezaremarks Thorsten Behrens, head of the LibreOffice team at CIB. “Free software took its time, but this marriage of LibreOffice and Corteza certainly delivers on a bright future for private Digital Work platforms. We are proud to enable users to make use of Open Formats, giving them full control over their content and data.

The LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution is targeted for release at the beginning of September 2019. At the same time a version for enterprises of “LibreOffice Online powered by CIB” will be made available for the commercial Crust platform.

Link to press release: https://cortezaproject.org/cib-and-crust-technology-announce-partnership-to-create-the-libreoffice-online-corteza-distribution/


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LibreOffice Community Meeting Spanien

Nach FLISoL, LibreItalia und dem Community Meeting in Deutschland zeigte sich CIB nun auch in Valencia! Am 25.05. fand dort das erste Treffen der spanischen LibreOffice Community statt.

Die Veranstaltung richtete sich an ein breites Publikum und setzte sich vor allem aus interessanten Vorträgen zu verschiedenen spannenden Themen zusammen, wie z.B. die Migration von LibreOffice in valencianischen Behörden. CIB spielte hier als einer der wenigen Anbieter von LibreOffice mit Langzeitsupport eine besondere Rolle.

Außerdem wurde das Event dazu genutzt, sich innerhalb der Community besser zu vernetzen und die Geschäftsbeziehungen in Spanien auszuweiten – mit Erfolg!

Die kommende Veranstaltung, an der wir teilnehmen werden, ist die OW2con’19 in Paris! Seid gespannt auf Neuigkeiten zu CIB Lösungen!

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LibreOffice: four open source weekends

FLISoL, LibreItalia conference, German and Spanish community meetings

In April and May we demonstrated our commitment towards the open source community: dedicating four weekends completely to LibreOffice and its local communities!

15° FLISoL (Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre)

On April 27, CIB attended the the largest Latin American Free Software advocacy event aimed at all types of audiences. For the first time it took place in Munich, Germany. The aim: to share experiences and knowledge about free and open source software with conversations, demos and workshops. Our team contributed with a speech about LibreOffice and the improvements available thanks to the commitment of German public administrations.

Have a look at our presentation.

German LibreOffice community meeting

The following weekend, from May 3 to 5, our team joined the German LibreOffice community meeting organized by The Document Foundation at Linuxhotel in Essen. The aim: This annual fixed date represents the opportunity to summarize what has been achieved during the last year and to plan new activities.

LibreItalia Conference

Focusing on the international rather than just the German market, relationships with other LibreOffice communities are constantly growing. For this reason, from May 11 to 12, we attended the 6th LibreItalia Conference, the annual meeting of the Italian LibreOffice community which took place in Palermo, Sicily.
The aim: This year’s edition was not only focused on LibreOffice, but also on other communities like OpenDataSicilia, Mozilla Italia or Ubuntu Italia. The event was a great opportunity to learn more about the different ways to work and interact with the open source communities as well as introducing the new OASIS ODF Advocacy Open Projects.

Next step: Spanish LibreOffice community meeting in Valencia on May 25.

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CIB sponsert Open Projects

Offene Standards mit ODF und Open Source mit LibreOffice powered by CIB

OASIS ist eine internationale Non-Profit-Organisation, die die Entwicklung, Konvergenz und Übernahme von E-Business-Standards vorantreibt. Kürzlich wurde die Einführung von Open Projects angekündigt, was uns als stolzen Sponsor von OASIS natürlich besonders interessiert.

Open Projects ist das erste Programm seiner Art und zielt darauf ab, die Welt von Open Source und Open Standards zu verändern und die beiden Gebiete enger aneinander zu bringen. Im Rahmen des Programms wurde die OpenDocument Format (ODF) Advocacy angekündigt. Sie dient der Förderung des weltweit führenden Dokumentenstandards ODF, der von OASIS selbst entwickelt wurde. Der Standard wurde von der ISO anerkannt und stellt den permanenten Zugriff auf Dokumente sicher. Dies wirkt dem Problem der Interoperabilität entgegen, vermeidet so die Abhängigkeit von bestimmten Herstellern und reduziert Lizenzkosten. CIB ist nicht nur Sponsor des Projekts! Unsere Entwickler arbeiten auch aktiv an ODF und haben mit über 300 Änderungen zum bald erwarteten ODF 1.3-Standardupdate beigetragen. Außerdem haben wir mit LibreOffice powered by CIB eine starke Lösung zur Verarbeitung von ODF im Portfolio.

Weitere Open Projects zu verschiedenen spannenden Themen, u.a. Blockchain, werden in den kommenden Monaten angekündigt.

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LibreOffice powered by CIB – We improve it!

For enterprises and professional deployments, CIB develops and provides you with LibreOffice powered by CIB, the certified long-term supported version of LibreOffice. On top of that, additional services are not limited to a verified and supported productivity software. The LibreOffice team at CIB is offering you several professional services like custom development, trainings, adoption and migration plan with an initial assessment. All these services are provided by certified trainers, developers and certified migration consultants. The full package assures a better LibreOffice adoption and integration in your daily workflow with the best user satisfaction.

The Document Foundation is not providing support services for LibreOffice, but has developed and is maintaining a certification system for professionals.

There are three different areas of certification: the developer, the professional consultant and the professional trainer.

From the definition provided by The Document Foundation, a certified developer “is able to hack LibreOffice code to develop new features or provide L3 Support to enterprise users, researching and developing solutions to new or unknown issues, designing and developing one or more courses of action, evaluating each of these courses in a test case environment, and implementing the best solution to the problem. Once the solution is verified, it is added to LibreOffice source code.” “[…]part of their certification is peer reviewed by the Certification Committee and the Engineering Steering Committee, based on criteria defined by the Engineering Steering Committee.”

Also according to this definition, the group of certified LibreOffice developers at CIB are skilled and capable to provide a working solution able to satisfy any user or customer need.

Thanks to his great commitment and experience, the LibreOffice certified developers team at CIB includes now Serge Krot. The full team of certified experts was already composed of Armin le Grand, Jürgen Funk, Katarína Behrens, Marina Latini, Michael Stahl, Oliver Specht, Samuel Mehrbrodt, Thorsten Behrens and Vasily Melenchuk.

With that recent addition, we have an even stronger team to provide our customers, partners and everybody interested with great services.

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LibreOffice powered by CIB @ Linux Pro Magazine

Am 15.12.2018 wurde die neueste Special Edition des Linux Pro Magazine mit dem Thema #LibreOffice veröffentlicht.

CIB ist als kompetenter Partner und langjähriger Supporter von LibreOffice natürlich in der Ausgabe vertreten und gleich mit zwei Anzeigen dabei.

On 15.12.2018 the latest special edition of the Linux Pro Magazine concerning #LibreOffice has been published. 

As a competent partner and long-time supporter of LibreOffice, CIB is of course represented in the issue with two advertisements

Die Ausgabe kann hier gekauft werden/Get your copy here:
Print Magazine / Online Magazine

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LibreItalia Conference 2018

After a great LibreOffice Conference, followed by the LibreOffice Hackfest held at modulE and the SFSCon in Bolzano sponsored by CIB, the LibreOffice community met again in Sanremo on December 1st, for the annual conference of the Italian supporters and contributors, members of the LibreItalia association.

Unfortunately CIB wasn´t able to attend the event, but thanks to all the LibreItalia social channels, we did have the opportunity to interact with all the attendees. LibreItalia was using a custom Telegram channel dedicated to the conference and the conference was commented via twitter using the hashtag #libreitaliaconf.

The mayor of Sanremo opened the session, sharing great interest in the importance of the digital culture, formats and open source software for citizens and students, too. Enio Gemmo, LibreItalia president, and the entire board talked about all the past initiatives of the ongoing year and the plans for 2019.

The speech of Francesco Di Costanzo, president of PA Social, presenting the activities and goals of the association that are pointing towards the development of new communication via social media in order to increase and improve the relationship between the PAs, companies and the citizens was really appreciated.

LibreItalia is strongly committed to schools! Therefore this years` session after lunch break was focused on schools, with reports on past and ongoing activities.

The conference could be the first step for bringing a new municipality to adopt LibreOffice and ODF.

Next meeting of the association will probably be between April and May 2019, in the beautiful city of Palermo.

We´ll hopefully be there.

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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: https://www.sfscon.it/

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:

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