Thousands of donors contribute €50,000 in just eight days to The Document Foundation

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Thousands of donors contribute €50,000 in just eight days to The
Document Foundation

LibreOffice Community accomplishes next major milestone
Ongoing donations to support marketing, infrastructure and development


The Community around LibreOffice, the free personal productivity suite,
has accomplished the next major milestone in establishing The Document
Foundation as a legal entity. In just eight days, some 2,000 donors from
all over the world contributed €50,000 for the capital stock necessary
to set-up the legal entity in Germany.

"We still can't believe it," says Florian Effenberger, Steering
Committee member. "It happened in such a short period of time and was
beyond our wildest expectations. You all really rock! On behalf of the
Community, the Steering Committee would like to thank all the donors for
their generous support."

The €50,000 collected will form the Foundation's paid-up capital,
ensuring a permanent future for the organization after the legal
paperwork is complete, based in Germany. The capital will be frozen
assets for the Foundation: the funds cannot be spent, and we will be
able to avail just the annual interest. All money donated from now on
will actually bankroll our ongoing running costs for things such as
marketing, hardware, infrastructure, attending trade shows, initial
financing of merchandising material and, of course, developing new and
exciting ideas.

"So we still need your support: Every donation helps to pay for our
future operational running," Effenberger adds.

Details on how to donate to The Document Foundation and how the money
will be spent are available at http://challenge.documentfoundation.org

Information about LibreOffice can be found at http://www.libreoffice.org
The home of The Document Foundation is at http://www.documentfoundation.org


About The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation has the mission of facilitating the evolution of
the LibreOffice community into a new, open, independent, and
meritocratic organization over the next few months. An independent
Foundation is a better reflection of the values of our contributors,
users and supporters, and will enable a more effective, efficient and
transparent community. TDF will protect past investments by building on
the achievements of the first decade, will encourage wide participation
within the community, and will co-ordinate activity across the community.

Media Contacts

Florian Effenberger (Germany)
Mobile: +49 151 14424108 - E-mail: [hidden email]
Olivier Hallot (Brazil)
Mobile: +55 21 88228812 - E-mail: [hidden email]
Charles H. Schulz (France)
Mobile: +33 6 98655424 - E-mail: [hidden email]
Italo Vignoli (Italy)
Mobile: +39 348 5653829 - E-mail: [hidden email]

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