[Libreoffice] Fw: [unhosted] volunteer C/C++ hackers needed for Unhosted LibreOffice cloud-sync

Charles-H. Schulz charles.schulz at documentfoundation.org
Mon Apr 11 08:28:56 PDT 2011


I took the liberty of forwarding this message to this list, in case
anyone's interested :-)


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Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:56:02 +0200
De: Michiel de Jong <michiel at unhosted.org>
À: unhosted <unhosted at googlegroups.com>
Sujet: [unhosted] volunteer C/C++ hackers needed for Unhosted
LibreOffice cloud-sync

LibreOffice is a desktop application, maybe the most important one that
exists in the Free World. It provides software freedom to literally
millions of users who use it for many hours each day to edit text
documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etcetera. The proprietary
competition of LibreOffice (Microsoft's MS Office, Oracle's "used to be
Open" Office, and increasingly Google Docs) is moving to 'the cloud',
that's to say, all of them are moving towards a hostage platform where
there is no software freedom. In other words, this is an emergency.
There is a very real risk of Software Freedom "staying behind" on the

The Unhosted project has been invited by The Document Foundation (the
organization that published LibreOffice) to propose a solution for this
problem. In response, we drafted our vision in this nice motion graphic:

The Document Foundation are now awaiting our code for this (see
We know pretty well how to do it, but we don't have enough people /
hours-in-a-day to write it.

So now we need C/C++ hackers to implement this. All skill levels welcome
(including non-technical skills like usability testing and translating
menu texts to your native language). Please reply to this email to

Also, please forward this to any of your friends who know C/C++.

Many thanks,

Charles-H. Schulz
Membre du Comité exécutif
The Document Foundation.
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