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.

Let’s CIB!

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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.

Let´s CIB!

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