The Document Foundation celebrates its first birthday
Yesterday, on the 28th of September The Document Foundation(TDF) completed a year since its inception. The growth rate demonstrated by its flagship project - Libre Office is simply astounding. With over 25 million users worldwide and a total number of 7.5 million downloads since its first release in 25th January 2011 Libre Office is well on its way to reach the target of 200 million users pretty soon.
A year ago Ubuntu was running Open Office as its default office application but today it has switched to Libre Office and all the other Linux distros have followed suit making it the default office suite for all Linux distros which shows that a lot can change in a year and the power of what a combined, single minded community effort can do.
TDF has some pretty impressive statistics on their website with regard to the number of users and downloads.
TDF calculates that there is a total of 25 million LibreOffice users worldwide, in line with the expectations and well on the way to the target of 200 million users worldwide before the end of the decade. TDF also estimates that there are a total number of 15 million users of Libre Office. Not bad for something that was created just a year ago. Kudos to the TDF team.
Read More about the background behind TDF and Libre Office from the official website.
TDF is also going to conduct the first Libre Office Conference in Paris from Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2011.
Download Libre Office.