This page concerns the crowdfunding of LibreOffice development.
LibreOffice and Crowdfunding
While LibreOffice itself is communally-developed, there has only been limited use of crowdfunding in its support. In general, most monetary contributions are made as direct donations.
There are a number of different sites available online where one may offer up a bounty for a bugfix or a new feature. As of September 2014, LibreOffice/TDF have not officially endorsed any of these organizations.
For more information about crowdfunding, please see Joel Madero's blog post:
Campaigns have been proposed for advancing features in LibreOffice:
- [115% FUNDED] [IMPLEMENTED] Digital Signature support for PDFs - 2014 crowdfunded campaign by Wilhelm Tux.
OSB Alliance: Episode 1 OOXML interoperability
- [FUNDED: €160,000] [IMPLEMENTED] Funding of improved OOXML support - By Open Source Business Alliance, in concert with European groups
OSB Alliance: Episode 2 tracking changes improvements
- Call to fix interoperability of office suites - By Open Source Business Alliance, in concert with European groups
- [Implemented] Tender for base framework for Android version of LibreOffice - Announced September 2014. Funded directly by TDF.
For your convenience, here are some of the crowdfunding sites that have project pages for LibreOffice. Again, neither LibreOffice nor TDF endorse the use of these sites:
- Inkscape Funded Development Model
- Funding and Coordinating Python Projects via Non-Profits (Bradley Kuhn)
- Fundraising Campaign: Non-Profit Accounting Software - with updates
- Blender Project history
- Piwik Crowdfunding
- Pitivi Fundraiser
- Krita Crowdfunding
- Mesa Developer Crowdfunding Campaign 2
- Mesa Developer Crowdfunding Campaign 1
- Openshot Kickstarter Campaign