The Document Foundation

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The Document Foundation (TDF) is a non-profit organization that promotes open-source document handling software. It was created by members of the community to manage and develop LibreOffice, a free and open-source office suite, and is legally registered in Germany as a Stiftung.[1] Its goal is to produce a vendor-independent office suite with ODF support in a development environment free from company control.[2]

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The Document Foundation
Founded28 September 2010 (announced)
17 February 2012 (legally established)
FoundersExisting members of the community
FocusOffice software
ProductsLibreOffice, Document Liberation Project
Key people
Thorsten Behrens, Eliane Domingos de Sousa, Adam Fyne, Joel Madero, Michael Meeks, Björn Michaelsen, Fridrich Štrba, Andreas Mantke, Eike Rathke, Norbert Thiebaud, Florian Effenberger

The Document Foundation was created partially over fears that Oracle Corporation, after acquiring Sun Microsystems, would discontinue developing as it had done with OpenSolaris.[3][4][5]