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September 2015 has been a busy month at The Document Foundation, for a
number of reasons.

We have celebrated our fourth LibreOffice Conference in Aarhus, Denmark,
at the brand new Dokk 1 (according to many, the most beautiful public
library in the western world).

During the conference, an audience of 150 volunteers from every
continent has gathered to discuss about development, quality assurance,
localization, migration, certification and marketing topics.

On Tuesday, September 22, during the Community Day, volunteers from many
native language projects have talked about localization and marketing
issues, and about growing LibreOffice awareness around the world.

It looks like there is a renewed ODF momentum, following the UK
government decision of adopting the Open Document Standard for the
exchange of documents within and with the public administration.

The Dutch government is investing on ODF, and the French government is
about to publish a reference document where Open Document Format is the
standard of reference for office files.

The same is happening in Taiwan and in India. LibreOffice volunteers
from the local native language projects will support the move, bringing
to their country the positive experience of European governments.

On Wednesday, September 23, the conference has opened with a number of

1. The opening of a LibreOffice Merchandising Shop at, thanks to the work of
Florian Effenberger and Sophie Gautier;

2. The Russian company Rusbitech, the makers of the Astra Linux
distribution adopted by several public administrations in Russia,
joining TDF Advisory Board;

3. The Italian Defense migrating some 150,000 desktops from Microsoft
Office to LibreOffice over the next 18 months, thanks to the activity of
Associazione LibreItalia.

On Friday, September 25, the conference has closed with the announcement
of the city hosting the event in 2016 (from September 6 to September 9):
Brno in the Czech Republic.

Eventually, on September 28, the project has celebrated its fifth
anniversary with the publication of a PDF book based on the blog posts
of the most active community members.

TDF Accounting Ledgers have been updated until August 2015:

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