LibreOffice developer interview: Laurent Balland-Poirier

Following our previous interviews with Xisco Fauli and Muhammet Kara, we now speak to Laurent Balland-Poirier, who works in his spare time on Calc.

Where are you based, and do you work for a LibreOffice-related company or just code in your spare time?

I’m teaching chemical engineering at Rouen University (Normandy, France), and doing some research in industrial process safety. So I can only hack on LibreOffice code during my spare time.

How did you get involved with LibreOffice?

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

LibreOffice developer interview: Xisco Fauli

Xisco Faili LibreOffice developer

A few weeks ago we talked to Muhammet Kara about his work on LibreOffice, and today we hear from Xisco Faulí, a Spanish developer who started with Easy Hacks to get familiar with the code…

Where are you based, and do you work for a LibreOffice-related company or just code in your spare time?

I live and work in Madrid, Spain, but originally I’m from Valencia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Currently, I work for a private company as a QA engineer, so I write code for LibreOffice in my spare time, normally late at night.…

Behind the scenes at TDF: Certification

Towards the end of the year, The Document Foundation would like to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions! Italo Vignoli, who is in charge of the LibreOffice Certification Program, […]

Behind the scenes at TDF: L10N and NLP

Towards the end of the year, The Document Foundation would like to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions! Sophie Gautier is in charge of our L10N and NLP projects […]

Behind the scenes at TDF: Quality Assurance (QA)

Towards the end of the year, The Document Foundation would like to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions! As a start, Robinson Tryon, who is in charge of Quality […]

Interview of Naruhiko Ogasawara, a localizer from Japan

LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a member of LibreOffice Japanese Team; working in the backyard of Japanese community. Driving translation, reporting bugs instead of people who can’t use English and attending FLOSS events in Japan. In the team, my main task […]

Interview with LibreOffice localizers around the world: Helen & Sophie

Today we interview two great women, Helen Ushakova and Sophie Gautier, from the Russophone and Francophone communities. LibreOffice can only exist since people are working on it: so please, tell us a bit about yourself. Helen:  My name is Elena Ushakova, also known by nicknames as Helen Russian (helenrussian, helen_russian). I am 36 years old. […]

Developer Interview: KOHEI YOSHIDA

(Submitted by Marc Paré, November 5, 2012) Kohei Yoshida is a well-known individual on the LibreOffice project. To many, he is considered as one of the core group of developers who have contributed to the steady development and code improvement of the project, and one of the leaders of the calc component. Kohei takes a […]

Developer Interview: Lionel Elie Mamane, LibreOffice Base Maintainer and Volunteer

(Interview by Michael Meeks, edited by Marc Paré) In our continuing series “Developer Interview”, Lionel Elie Mamane discusses his work with LibreOffice code and of his particular interest with Base. His lead role in maintaining the Base module is helping raise the use of Base among the LibreOffice community at large. How did you hear […]