Management Committee’s Report July 2012 – Aug 2013

Publishing activities

We published the paperback versions of eight LibreOffice books and one Apache OpenOffice book through

We contracted with Bruce Byfield, a tech journalist specialising in open source, to write a book on using styles and templates in LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice. Target date for publishing: late 2013. Intended formats: print and eBook (PDF, ePub, Mobi). License: CC-BY-SA. Money for this book came from money previously allocated for the OpenFormula project (not needed for that purpose) and from the ODFAuthors account (book sales).


The Association continues to handle income and expenditure for the OpenDocument Fellowship, ODFAuthors, and the LibreOffice Documentation Team. Details of their sub-accounts are linked from the summary report on the website,

Other activities

We are now an affiliate of the Open Source Initiative,


No new members this year.

Looking ahead

More of the same, mainly publishing,

Jean Hollis Weber
Honorary Secretary