LibreOffice 4.0 was released earlier this year, signalling a genuine break from the original OpenOffice code. Over the past few years since the project started, commits to the code have steadily increased, from the original 20 to nearly 700 people from around the world and in different professions working to better the number one office suite.
These figures came on a blog post by Italo Vignoli on the LibreOffice blog, announcing also that LibreOffice 4.1 will soon be available. LibreOffice 4.1 will include new features such as better embedded image rotation in Writer, cell counting in Calc, slideshows from photos in Impress and many more.
You can try out the fourth release candidate of LibreOffice from the main website. Will you be their next contributor?