Prototypefund: an opportunity for German freelance developers

The Document Foundation is happy to share with the community the opportunity represented by Prototypefund (http://codefor.de/blog/prototype-fund), an excellent project for freelance developers based in Germany.

TDF Board of Directors encourages all hackers with the necessary credentials and interested in improving either LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project to apply for the fund. Approved projects will be supported by the LibreOffice development community, which will provide the mentoring resources to achieve the objective.

This is a list of potential projects, which will be very helpful both for LibreOffice users and for the broad scope outlined by Prototypefund:

  1. Develop a

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I started using StarOffice 5.2 in the late 1990s. My first contributions were bug reports, then I helped to improve …

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