26TH Open Systems Days
Croatian Linux Users’ Conference
FER, Zagreb, Croatia
LibreOffice is a FOSS dream come true. Founders were all involved in the OpenOffice community, and started talking about the project independence around 2006. In early 2009, Sun acquisition by Oracle gave a boost to the project, and in late September 2010 The Document Foundation and LibreOffice were announced. Although strongly opposed by corporations and some of their FOSS friends (!!!), the project has been growing in every continent and is now close to its 10th anniversary. An overview of the current status, and a glimpse into the future.
Italo Vignoli is a director at Open Source Initiative, a founding member of The Document Foundation and Associazione LibreItalia, and the Chairman Emeritus of the latter. He leads LibreOffice marketing, PR and media relations, co-chairs the certification program, and is a spokesman for the project. He has contributed to several migration projects to LibreOffice in Italy, and is a LibreOffice certified migrator and trainer. From 2004 to 2010 he has been involved in the OOo project. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with decades of experience in high tech, and a visiting professor of marketing, public speaking and PR post-graduate courses. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.