The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical to the project Advisory Board

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Berlin, July 26, 2016 - The Document Foundation (TDF) today announced
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system, has
joined the project Advisory Board.

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.

Since its first release in early 2011, LibreOffice has been the default
office suite of the Ubuntu operating system. With the announcement of
LibreOffice 5.2 in August 2016, it will be one of the first applications
to be available as a snap package which will make LibreOffice easier and
simpler for The Document Foundation to maintain.

“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.”

The Advisory Board's (AB) primary function is to represent The Document
Foundation's Sponsors, and to provide the Board of Directors (BoD) with
advice, guidance and proposals. In addition, the AB is at the kernel of
the LibreOffice ecosystem, and as such is key for the further
development of the project.

Blog post:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/07/26/the-document-foundation-welcomes-canonical-to-the-project-advisory-board/

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