20 June 2019
CIB and Crust Technology today announced a partnership to create the LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution, a free production grade release of the LibreOffice Online software. All software development will be carried out within The Document Foundation, the custodian of the LibreOffice project, while packages will also be made available via Corteza, the Digital Work Platform for Humanity and upstream distribution of Crust.
“As one of the principal long-term contributors to LibreOffice, CIB were the obvious choice of partner for this project” says Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology. “We’re excited to play our part in building a top class LibreOffice Online integration for the completely free and independent Corteza project by helping with various user interface and user experience improvements within LibreOffice Online and by providing the necessary storage and identity infrastructure within Corteza”.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity, with the vast functionality and potential oFreef LibreOffice Online being delivered in Corteza” remarks Thorsten Behrens, head of the LibreOffice team at CIB. “ software took its time, but this marriage of LibreOffice and Corteza certainly delivers on a bright future for private Digital Work platforms. We are proud to enable users to make use of Open Formats, giving them full control over their content and data”.
The LibreOffice Online “Corteza” distribution is targeted for release at the beginning of September 2019. At the same time a version for enterprises of “LibreOffice Online powered by CIB” will be made available for the commercial Crust platform.
Corteza is the Digital Work Platform for Humanity. The Corteza project builds a 100% open source, self-hosted cloud platform for growing your organisation’s productivity, enabling its relationships and protecting its work and the privacy of all those concerned. Corteza is developed entirely in the public domain, including its design considerations and processes. To download Corteza and for more information about the project, visit www.cortezaproject.org or follow @CortezaProject on Twitter.
CIB, the innovation leader for output and document management – with offices in Germany and Spain – is one of the largest contributors to LibreOffice development, with a global multilingual team with decades of hacking and consulting experience on the code base and the product. For more information, visit libreoffice.cib.de or follow @CIBsoftwareGmbH on Twitter.
About Crust Technology:
Crust Technology Ltd, headquartered in Ireland, is the driving force behind the open source Unified Work platform Crust, providing a flexible, self-hosted platform for your organisation to work and communicate internally while engaging with its customers, suppliers, partners and other third parties externally. Its integrated approach to identity, messaging and business logic delivers a simple-to-use yet extensible means for managing users and the applications they require every day, whether in the cloud, behind the firewall or a hybrid of the two. For more information, visit www.planetcrust.com or follow @Crusttech on Twitter.