The Document Foundation Kicks Off a Campaign That is Going to Reward Contributors of LibreOffice Project

LibreOffice is currently the most actively developed, free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office. It is a project created by The Document Foundation and originally a forked from in 2010, it offers users a variety of office applications like word processing, creating and editing spreadsheets, Slideshows, Diagrams and drawings, Database creation and much more.

Contributors to the project hail from different parts of the Globe and according to Mike Sauders, The Document foundation that is behind LibreOffice is igniting a campaign that is going to credit every single contributor to the open source LibreOffice suite.


The campaign is given the name “Month of LibreOffice” and scheduled to kick off on the 2nd May 2016. Through the duration of the campaign, each contributor will be awarded a barnstar via the official LibreOffice Wiki page based on their level of contribution.


“Every contribution to the LibreOffice project – whether it’s a large code patch or just a small bug report – makes the software better for everyone. Over the last few years we’ve had many thousands of contributions from all around the world,” said Mike Saunders. “So we’re running a new campaign to credit everyone who contributes to the project!”


There are different barnstar available to anyone depending on what kind of contribution you made towards the project, whether it is a bug you reported,  a hard code you contributed to the LibreOffice source code tree, translated a string in the interface or just inviting users to the programme earns you a reward.

Visit the wiki page of LibreOffice to learn how to earn a barnstar  badge for your efforts.

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