Intel Joins The Document Foundation Advisory Board

Intel has recently joined The Document Foundation. The Document Foundation is a German organization that works for the promotion of open source software. It was specifically created by OpenOffice.org members to manage the LibreOffice fork. LibreOffice aimed to create a truly Open Source office suite, in contrast to OpenOffice.org, which required copyright assignment to Oracle.
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LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.

The Document Foundation was announced in September 2010, and its identity was laid down formally only recently, on February 17, after clearing all legal hurdles. One of the primary aims of TDF is

to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to office productivity tools free of charge to enable them to participate as full citizens in the 21st century.

The Document Foundation (TDF) has an advisory board, which was formed back in June last year. The initial members of this foundation included Google, SUSE, Red Hat and the FSF. Although Canonical is missing from the advisory board, Intel will be a valuable addition to it. It is important to remember that although Advisory Board is not a formal body of the foundation, it helps the Board of Directors to further various TDF projects.

LibreOffice is Available for Download at this page.

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