Linux News Today: Document Foundation Kicks Off Month of LibreOffice Campaign, Awards Contributors
Softpedia has been informed by The Document Foundation’s Mike Saunders about a new campaign which aims to credit every single contributor to the open-source LibreOffice office suite.
Dubbed Month of LibreOffice, the new campaign kicks off on the first day of May 2016, awarding some of the LibreOffice contributors with a barnstar via a special wiki page. The campaign has just started, so you won’t see many entries there, as they need to be added by members of The Document Foundation in time, depending on the task they did.
“Every contribution to the LibreOffice project – whether it’s a large code patch or just a small bug report – makes the software better for everyone. Over the last few years we’ve had many thousands of contributions from all around the world,” said Mike Saunders. “So we’re running a new campaign to credit everyone who contributes to the project!”
Anyone involved in the LibreOffice project can now get a badge
In addition to the barnstars, which anyone with a LibreOffice account can award special contributors via the wiki page mentioned above, anyone else who contributed even the smallest thing to the open-source office suite used by millions around the globe, can earn badges throughout the month of May.
There are various LibreOffice badges available, depending on the task you did, such as confirming a bug report, helping users by answering their questions, having a code patch committed to the LibreOffice source tree, translating a string in the interface, and even by spreading the word about LibreOffice among members of the community.
If you’re wondering how you can get a badge, if you managed to do any of the tasks mentioned above, you need to visit the official list of LibreOffice badges, but we recommend hurrying up because you have only until the end of the month to get as many badges as you can.